"The Health Reform Bill is the Flashpoint"

What have we learned over the course of the past two weeks about support for health care reform?

York Town Hall Meetings Endorse Health Reform

Emotions ran high in two town hall meetings held August 5th in York. Although opponents of reform made the most noise, a majority of participants indicated their support for national health reform.

The meetings, hosted by York Representative Eugene DePasquale and Montgomery County Representative Josh Shapiro, focused on gathering input from area residents on the health care legislation moving through Congress. Shapiro promised to forward the results of the meeting to the White House.

Geisinger Health System points the way forward

Geisinger Health System practices many of the cost-saving principles touted by the Obama administration and is making people healthier in the process.

Independence Blue Cross shows its hand

Within the halls of Congress and among Pennsylvania's 19 members of the U.S. House, "the Blues" (Highmark, Blue Cross of NE PA, Capital Blue Cross, Independence Blue Cross) are opposing House passage of HR 3200, the health care reform bill pending before the U.S. House of Representatives.

Report describes how HR 3200 would impact PA

The health care reform bill pending before the U.S. House of Representatives (H.R. 3200) would benefit thousands of people in every Pennsylvania congressional district.

A report released July 24 by the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce provides details about every congressional district in the country.