PA Capitol: Historical Landmark
Civil Rights Advocacy, November 12, 2015
by Joanne Tosti-Vasey, PhD, National NOW Mid-Atlantic Regional Director, PA NOW President Emerita, Civil Rights Advocacy blogger
and Marain Bradley
Are you frustrated with your insurance plan? Have you, or someone you love, been denied coverage? Well here in Pennsylvania, we have new universal health care bill that has been introduced to improve upon the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) and provide access to healthcare for ALL Pennsylvania residents.
The bill — HB 1688 — was introduced into the PA House of Representatives on Monday, November 9, 2015 and sent to the House Health Committee for review and mark-up. The prime sponsor is Rep. Pam DeLissio. Here’s what she says about this new legislation:
I am introducing legislation to establish the Pennsylvania Health Care Plan.
Similar legislation has been introduced on at least 3 occasions in the House over the past 7 years.
This legislation sets out a blueprint of bold steps that will result in a healthier citizenry at a lower cost with no co-pays, deductibles or premiums or concern about networks and with the freedom and flexibility to choose their health care providers.