New website for Health Care 4 All PA and SB 400

August 11, 2013

Many may not be aware that there is a state single payer bill in Penna, SB 400. It is prime sponsored by State Senator Jim Ferlo from Pittsburgh. At a recent Pittsburgh artists meeting, many artists who do not have health insurance filled an auditorium to hear Sen. Ferlo on how a state single payer system would work. Watch his two minute trailer.

http://healthyartists.org/2013/08/07/senator-ferlo-on-single-payer/

The state organization supporting single payer is Health Care 4 All PA. They have a new web page with lots of information about state single payer which would save the state $17 billion in health care costs according to an economic impact study by Dr. Gerald Friedman, a Professor of Health Economics at the Univ. of Massachusetts who did an independent study. Do you think the state could use another $17 billion?? Ask the School District of Philadelphia!

The new website is www.healthcare4allpa.org. We need your support if you want to really fix our broken health care system.

Walter

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3 Responses to “New website for Health Care 4 All PA and SB 400”

  1. Single Payer – alive and still remarkably well | Alternative News Alert! on September 17th, 2013 4:09 am

    […] In March 2013, PA Senator Jim Ferlo and Representative Pam DeLissio re-introduced SB400, a bill Ferlo had introduced a year before to little fanfare and support. This time, Ferlo garnered support from a businessman and former Republican legislator, David Steil, as well as the activist group HealthCare4AllPA. […]

  2. Richard Passoth on March 24th, 2014 1:35 am

    Folks should now know that ColoradoCo-operate.com is promoting a referendum in 2015 for a health care financial co-op that would guarantee coverage for every citizen. Yes, it’s basically a single payer plan. It does eliminate employment based insurance, has waivers for Medicaid and Medicare and other Federal programs. And yes, as confirmed by Friedman and many others, it would save the health care system in the state millions that would immediately cover all the un and under insured in the state. And hopefully also, it would begin to address the chaos and poor delivery systems that also waste an enormous amount of money. And focus much more on prevention, early intervention and yes, behavioral health care for the mentally ill and to address behaviors that, in fact, contribute to poor health…which costs everyone.

  3. Single Payer: Alive and Still Remarkably Well | IL Humanities on July 8th, 2015 9:22 pm

    […] In March 2013, PA Senator Jim Ferlo and Representative Pam DeLissio re-introducedSB400, a bill Ferlo had introduced a year before to little fanfare and support. This time, Ferlo garnered support from a businessman and former Republican legislator, David Steil, as well as the activist group HealthCare4AllPA. […]