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Health care must be provided communally

This piece originally ran in Newsworks on January 26, 2017. You can find the original here.  Every once in...

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New Report Confirms Assumptions About PA Coverage Losses Under GOP Health Care Plan

A new study from the Center for America Progress estimates that 970,000 fewer Pennsylvanians will have health insurance if...

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Did Your State Reps’ Votes Make Betsy DeVos Proud?

The following is a guest post from Susan Spicka, executive director of Education Voters of Pennsylvania. It was originally...

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PBPC on CBO Score for GOP Healthcare Plan

Marc Stier, Director of the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, made the following statement following the release of the...

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Did I Miss a Contribution from the Arnold Foundation to the New York Times?

Over the past half-dozen years, former Enron billionaire John Arnold has spent up to $50 million for research and communications aimed...

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Analysis of Effects of House GOP Health Care Plan on Pennsylvania

The following is an analysis of how the recently-released House GOP proposal, the “American Health Care Act,” would affect...

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On Retirement Security, Senators Casey and Toomey, Which Side Are You On?

There’s another “which side are you on?” issue under consideration in Washington D.C., and it could come before Senators...

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Early Returns Look Good in Philadelphia’s Nation-leading Fight for a Soda Tax

I wasn’t surprised by the substantial revenues that the soda tax is bringing in, even while there is some...

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Impact of Repeal on the Number of Insured Pennsylvanians

The below blog post is take from the PBPC report, “Devastation, Death, and Deficits: The Impact of ACA Repeal...

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The Obamacare repeal is a state budget time bomb

This piece originally ran in Pennlive on January 26, 2017. You think Pennsylvania has budget problems now? Wait until...

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How did the Pennsylvania Labor Market Perform in 2016

Last Friday, The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry released preliminary estimates of December payrolls which show Pennsylvania created...

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What ACA Repeal Means in Pennsylvania

We have seen politics in America take strange turns in the last few years, turns that often seem to...

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