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Monday, April 1, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

Uncontrolled health care

HealthCare4All PA has released an economic impact study that confirms a single-payer health care system is viable in Pennsylvania.

Although confusion reigns supreme in the health insurance/health care arena, we have a comprehensive plan covering health, dental, vision, prescriptions, mental health services and more. The plan is affordable, publicly funded and privately delivered. Under the plan, state residents are free to go to any hospital and make health-care decisions based on conversations with doctors of their choice.

Unfortunately, this doesn't exist yet. But it can if we demand it.

Uncontrolled, for-profit health insurance costs affect every decision a business owner makes regarding job creation, competition and reinvestment. Health insurance costs steal discretionary income from businesses and families and affect the budget of every municipality and school district. According to a 2009 study in the American Journal of Medicine, medical bills cause 62 percent of all personal bankruptcies.

Who says we the people can't have affordable, comprehensive coverage? The health insurance industry, Big Pharma and their lobbyists in Congress — that's who.

We never believed them and commissioned a study to prove our point. To see our study go to HealthCare4AllPA.org.

Everybody in! Nobody out!

Rebecca Pruveadenti

Erie

The writer is the president of the Northwest Chaper of HealthCare4All-PA.

 

 
 


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