The Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee today unanimously
endorsed a resolution calling for passage of single payer healthcare,
Senate Bill 400 and House Bill 1660, also known as the "Family and
Business Healthcare Security Act."
the healthcare reform deadlock in Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania's
nation-leading status in the battle for state-based "Medicare for All,"
is all the more significant.
only does Pennsylvania now have the Democratic Party on board with the
Single Payer healthcare for all," said Healthcare for All PA executive
director Chuck Pennacchio, "we also have the promised signature of our
governor and the active support of Republican and Democratic leaders in
both the State Senate and State House."
Pennacchio, "Pennsylvania is clearly "ground zero' for cost-saving,
life-enhancing, job-creating, quality, comprehensive, publicly-funded,
privately-delivered, healthcare for all. Once PA adopts the proven
single payer solution, our neighboring states will move rapidly to adopt
the same answer, and congress will quickly follow suit."
the resolution before the voting body of 301 Democratic State Committee
members was Tom Herman, Chair of Berks County. Seconding the motion
were Jon Fox of Lancaster County and James Burn of Allegheny County. The
vote in support of House Bill 1660 and Senate Bill 400 was by unanimous
The leader of a statewide coalition founded in 2004 to
guarantee comprehensive healthcare for every Pennsylvanian, Healthcare for All Pennsylvania
is a registered 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) organization including citizens
from all walks of life.