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Chuck Pennacchio, PhD, 2016 elected Bernie Sanders Delegate; Senior Advisor, Healthcare for All Pennsylvania; Associate Professor of History and Politics, The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. BA in history and political science from University of California, and MA and PhD in diplomatic history from University of Colorado. Social Justice Organizer of 45 years (healthcare, environment, economics, war and peace). Former aide to Senators Alan Cranston (CA), Tom Harkin (IA), Tim Wirth (CO), Paul Simon (IL), and Congressman Ronald V. Dellums. Pennsylvania candidate for US Senate in 2006.
Our Revolution Has Begun
As we organize "Our Revolution" your responses to the following questions (and more) will help us develop tactical steps for the twin strategic goals of (1) building successful coalition partnerships around issue campaigns, and (2) restoring the Democratic Party as a democratic Progressive-Populist People's Party reborn in the crisis decade of the Great Depression.
PA Study Proves Single-payer Health Care Will Save $17 Billion Annually and Cover Everybody in PA
A new study demonstrates that Pennsylvania can provide comprehensive, universal health care to every Pennsylvanian while saving billions of dollars in the process. It is time the United States, was no longer the only holdout among the 34 advanced industrialized countries in the world, all of whom, but us, have universal health care. The states can lead the way toward making this a reality.
Victory for PA Patients and Providers; Defeat for Profit-First Health Insurers
Yesterday's stunning development (see article below) that set back the monopoly-consolidation plans of Pennsylvania's two largest health insurance companies, Philadelphia-based Independence Blue Cross and Pittsburgh-based Highmark, also dramatically boosts the prospects of Pennsylvania's State Legislature passing our universal healthcare legislation, the "Family and Business Healthcare Security Act."