This report, Beyond Coverage: Putting People First in Pennsylvania’s Healthcare System, tells the story of Pennsylvania’s healthcare system from the perspective of the people of the state. Through surveys of over 300 people in 43 counties and stories from five courageous individuals, Beyond Coverage reveals the critical ways in which the state’s private, for-profit insurance system is failing to […]
In 2016, problems with the health insurance marketplaces that were set up by the Affordable Care Act became too big to ignore. Here are are talking points on the market turmoil, the problems with treating healthcare as a market commodity, and how universal, publicly financed healthcare offers the solution.
This article by Put People First! PA defines leadership and speaks to its importance in grassroots organizing. It also describes how Put People First! PA seeks to develop members as leaders.
These Put People First! PA pamphlets and flyers are great tools to start discussions with friends, family and neighbors about issues really affecting their lives, introduce them to the organization and ask them if they’d like to join.
This document breaks down how to have an effective and structured organizing conversation.
This flow chart tracks the progress of a member from initial contact with the organization through active membership and eventually leadership in the organization.
This tool was designed to help Pennsylvania residents write letters to the editor about Governor Tom Corbett’s harmful Healthy PA proposal in 2014, which sought to expand Medicaid in Pennsylvania, but through through privatization. The tool includes tips on and templates for writing letters to the editor and policy background on Medicaid expansion under the […]
Put People First’s pamphlets and flyers describing the organization and its mission. Note: Please visit the resource link below to access various formats available in English and in Spanish.
This document describes Put People First’s coordinating teams.
This statement from Put People First! Pennsylvania expresses solidarity with the Vermont Workers’ Center following Gov. Shumlin’s abandonment of the universal healthcare agenda and explains why timely healthcare reform is crucial.