Category Archives: Health

New polling data indicates Pennsylvania is a pro-choice state

Planned Parenthood PAC released polling data to Keystone Politics that questions a lot of the stereotypes projected on the Commonwealth – most critical is the inclination that Pennsylvania voters are overwhelmingly against reproductive choices for women. Sari Stevens, the executive … More after the jump

Posted in Civil Rights, Elections, Governor, Health, Miscellany, State House, State Politics, State Senate, US House

#PAGOV: GOP’s attack on Wolf is pretty weak

I don’t want this piece to be misconstrued as my official public support of Tom Wolf, but as I was reading Politics PA’s piece the other night about the recent attack by the PA GOP on Wolf’s business record, I had to … More after the jump

Posted in Budget, Civil Rights, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Governor, Health, Labor and Unions, LGBT / Gay Rights, Miscellany, Social Services

#PAGov: Corbett’s Fake Medicaid Expansion Probably Not Happening

Tom Corbett says he’s nearing his “breaking point” over the Obama administration’s unwillingness to OK some of the meaner and more derptastic elements of the CorbettCare plan: Corbett said Wednesday he’s getting to his breaking point with the Obama administration. … More after the jump

Posted in Governor, Health

#PA13: Brendan Boyle – A Pro-Life “All Star”

State Representative Brendan Boyle (D – 170) is one of dozens who helped to pass Act 122, a law that has resulted in the closure of five women’s clinics so far, since its enactment on December 22, 2011. This wasn’t … More after the jump

Posted in Civil Rights, Health, Miscellany, State House, State Politics, US House

PA’s bipartisan TRAP law risks medical safety of young woman (w/ video)

As Rachel Maddow reported a few weeks ago, Pennsylvania has indeed returned to the days before Roe v Wade, before a safe pregnancy termination procedure was a right of all women, no matter their socioeconomic status or zip code. Maddow … More after the jump

Posted in Civil Rights, Health, Miscellany, State House, State Politics, State Senate

To Address Doctor Shortage, Nurse Practitioners Bill is a Must-Pass

This bill allowing state certified (think about that) nurse practitioners to practice without a doctor’s oversight has been introduced by a few Republican legislators, but every single Democrat should be on bill 1063, especially those claiming to be progressives. Here’s … More after the jump

Posted in Economy, Elections, Governor, Health, State House, State Senate

#PAGov: How You Know Tom Corbett’s Not Serious About His CorbettCare Plan

CorbettCare’s work search requirements don’t make any sense. Medicaid is not a program for unemployed people. Many people who are insured through Medicaid have jobs. The problem they are having is that they don’t make enough money. It isn’t like … More after the jump

Posted in Governor, Health

#PAGov: Allyson Schwartz’s Food Stamp Vote is a BFD

Just to clarify the Allyson Schwartz food stamp cuts controversy, our argument is that the Congresswoman’s job was done once she got her fresh food financing provision into the bill. The vote for the final bill means she thinks that … More after the jump

Posted in Economy, Governor, Health

#PAGov: Allyson Schwartz is the Only Democrat on Charlie Debt and Tom Corbett’s CHIP Bill

People like CHIP (the Children’s Health Insurance Program) because they like the idea of children having health insurance. I love that idea too, and it’s very hard for Randian dead-enders to morally argue against. That’s exactly why the original CHIP … More after the jump

Posted in Economy, Governor, Health

#PAGov: Marijuana Is Not the #1 Issue

John Hanger has made a noticeable impact in the 2014 Pennsylvania Democratic Gubernatorial Primary, despite being out-raised by the top-four candidates from approximately 2:1 to 13:1. As anybody who follows this race knows, Mr. Hanger has been defined by himself, the … More after the jump

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