- Pennsylvania Among 'Terrible 10' Most Regressive Tax States
- February 4 Non-Partisan Training: HOW TO RUN FOR ELECTION BOARD IN 2013: HOW TO RUN FOR COMMITTEEPERSON IN 2014
- Republican Governors Opt-In to Medicaid Expansion
- The Reports of Unions' Death Are Greatly Exaggerated
- Ask Allyson Schwartz to run for Governor
- Mind the gap: Opting Out of Medicaid Expansion Leaves Low-income Families Behind
- Jan. 14 Workshop:HOW TO RUN FOR ELECTION BOARD IN 2013; HOW TO RUN FOR COMMITTEEPERSON IN 2014
- Seth Williams on Guns, Jasmine Rivera on School Closures @PFC Meetup Wednesday
- PA Revenue Strong Midway Through Year; Tax Cut Could Have Big Impact
- What to Make of the Fiscal Cliff Deal?
Health Care as a Human Right
Finally, a politician who isn't afraid to tell the truth: The highlight of last night's debate was when Barak Obama had the decency to say what we all know, that health care is a right. John McCain wouldn't say that last night, and Sarah Pallin didn't say it last week, either.
That's because the McCain health plan is more about increasing business for private health insurance companies and making it easier for them to cherry pick who they want to insure than about expanding and protecting affordable, quality health care for everyone.
Don't we all know someone like Obama's mother, who had to fight to get her health insurance coverage while fighting a terminal illness? Obama said he would address the insurance company practice of trying to avoid paying by labeling conditions as pre-existing. McCain, on the other hand, would eliminate the laws that require insurance companies to like mammograms, or vaccinations, or maternity care.
Pandering to the insurance companies does not bring anything new to Washington. It's not being a maverick. But declaring that health care is a right of all Americans is something new, and is a change all of us can use.