Health Care

COMMENTARY

America is aging rapidly. Our policies need to keep pace | Ray E. Landis

BY: - October 21, 2021

In many ways, Pa. is a laboratory for what the rest of the country is beginning to experience as its population ages.

COMMENTARY

The unseen cost of healthcare transparency bill: Partner notifications would be public | Opinion

BY: - October 20, 2021

Making that information public will discourage people from getting tested for HIV, other STIs, making it harder to stop the spread of these infections.

With increase in polysubstance use, state agency will ‘expand’ focus from opioid epidemic

BY: - October 18, 2021

The new approach, announced Monday by Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Secretary Jen Smith, will “expand” the agency's focus to address “the increase of polysubstance and stimulant use across the commonwealth.”

COMMENTARY

My son has Down syndrome. Your taxes enrich his life | Opinion

BY: - October 18, 2021

So, for another year, on behalf of Greg and our family ... thank you

COMMENTARY

A Mom’s journey through Pa.’s direct support professional crisis | Opinion

BY: - October 15, 2021

I’ll keep fighting for my daughter … for all these sons and daughters. Because that’s what moms do.

COMMENTARY

We’re failing our workers: Pa. needs paid family & medical leave | Opinion

BY: - October 15, 2021

Only 19% of the U.S. workforce has access to paid family leave through their employer, with low-wage workers even less likely to have it compared to their high-wage counterparts.

Pa. Medicaid abortion case heads to state Supreme Court

BY: - October 14, 2021

If the lawsuit were to succeed in removing the ban on Medicaid-covered abortions, Pennsylvania would join a list of more than a dozen states that already cover abortions through Medicaid, including neighboring states New Jersey and New York.

Pa. Health Dept: More than 5,200 new COVID-19 cases; 70% of Pa. adults vaccinated

BY: - October 14, 2021

The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed 5,253 new cases of COVID-19 in the commonwealth on Thursday, up from Wednesday’s tally of 5,012 new cases, bringing the total number of cases to  more than 1.49 million since the start of the pandemic. At midday Thursday, there were 2,978 people hospitalized with COVID-19, down slightly from Wednesday’s total of […]

Pa. Health Dept: 5K new COVID-19 cases; More than 3K hospitalized

BY: - October 13, 2021

The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed 5,012 new cases of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania on Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases to more than 1.49 million since the start of the pandemic. At midday Wednesday, there were 3,031 people hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 678 were in intensive care units, and 362 were using […]

COMMENTARY

Congrats on the baby — now pay up | Opinion

BY: - October 12, 2021

'Only you and your doctor can decide what’s best for you,' the letter read.  Funny, because it doesn’t feel that way.

Philly Councilmember Curtis Jones urges citizens to call out ‘red flag’ behavior

BY: - October 9, 2021

By Brian Saunders PHILADELPHIA — City Councilmember Curtis Jones Jr. took the floor during this week’s virtual City Council meeting to urge people to speak up if someone they know is going through a mental health crisis. Jones’ remarks come in the aftermath of Monday’s Thomas Jefferson University Hospital shooting, which left one man dead […]

COMMENTARY

Pa. House, Senate need to work together to rein prescription drug prices | Opinion

BY: - October 8, 2021

One in every two Pennsylvanians cannot afford the medications they need to manage their health.