Wendell Potter, a former senior executive at the giant health insurer Cigna, is telling the truth about how the industry confuses its customers and dumps the sick. It's all part of the effort to maximize profits that will please Wall Street investors.
Congress is debating how to reform health care, a sector of our economy that consumes nearly 17 percent of GDP. Much as we'd like for everyone to come out a winner, that's not possible. Who wins and who loses under HR 3200, the plan under consideration in the U.S. House?
The long-awaited debate about how to fix our broken health care system has begun in Congress. Key committees in each chamber are reviewing the bills, which are expected to be voted in the full House during the last week in July and in the full Senate during the first or second week in August.
Two important bills - one to expand subsidized health insurance, the other to protect small businesses against premium spikes - cleared the Pennsylvania House June 29. Both face an uphill struggle in the Senate, which has shown little interest to date in expanding insurance coverage or regulating insurance companies.
Supporters of national health reform, including nearly 1,800 individuals from across Pennsylvania, rallied in Washington, D.C. June 25th.
Health Care for America Now (HCAN) organized the event, which drew an estimated crowd of 10,000.
PHAN activists from Pittsburgh, Erie, Harrisburg, Allentown, and the greater Philadelphia area participated in the rally and also visited the offices of congressman Paul Kanjorski, Charlie Dent, Patrick Murphy and Chris Carney.
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