Pashinski invites constituents to discussion on health care

WILKES-BARRE, Aug. 3 – State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, today invited constituents to a discussion on the rising cost of health care and what direction the American health care system should take at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8 at Rodano’s Pizza, 53 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.

“Health care has always been a topical subject, but with the current federal administration’s attempt to overturn the Affordable Care Act more and more people are paying attention and seriously looking into our health care system,” Pashinki said. “This discussion is aimed at sharing information about the state of health care in America, what the continuing problems are, what we can do about them and the dangers of continuing the status quo.”

Recent studies of 11 industrialized nations have shown that the United States is paying twice as much for health care compared to the other 10 industrialized nations.

“Americans are paying double what many other nations are paying for health care and in some cases receiving worse results,” Pashinski said. “Not only that, but as a country we are ignoring the moral element of health care and treating it like any other consumer product. Health care involves life and death situations and can’t simply be viewed as a product that you can either afford or not afford.”

This event is open to the public and the media and refreshments will be provided.