Category Archives: Health

PA Social Politics After Marriage Equality

Tom Corbett’s decision not to appeal the ruling striking down PA’s same-sex marriage ban marks the beginning of a new era in state social politics. While it’s still going to take some time for liberals to win the other big … More after the jump

Posted in Civil Rights, Health, Issues, LGBT / Gay Rights, Religion

#PAGov: CorbettCare Would Be More Expensive Than Real Medicaid Expansion

Here is the price of ideology folks. The “free market” ideologues in the Corbett administration think that everything privately administered must, as a rule, be better and cheaper than anything publicly administered. So they are bending over backward to reinvent … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Governor, Health

#PA13: Roe v. Wade “Supporter” Brendan Boyle Co-Sponsored ALEC-Style Bill Clear-Cutting Abortion Clinics

Sometimes you just have to step back and appreciate a great political strategy. Americans United for Life has this “admitting privileges” bill that they shop around to states via their legislation factory, which requires all abortion clinics to be within … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Health, Religion, US House

‘Not Smart’ #PAGov Primary Strategy: Bragging About Helping GOP Undermine Obamacare

To recap, the candidate trying to brand herself as the strongest Obamacare supporter is the only one with a record of repeatedly voting with Republicans to undermine the law: Schwartz acknowledged to reporters that she has attempted to undo what … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Governor, 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