Health Care

As Pa. faces home-care worker ‘crisis,’ lawmakers set the stage for a small wage...

The median wage for home-care workers is under $12. A budget bill could mean an increase.

Pittsburgh can require private employers to provide paid sick leave, Pa. Supreme Court rules

Wednesday's ruling doesn’t necessarily mean Pittsburgh’s paid sick leave law is safe.

Freshman Pa. senator who shared anti-Muslim memes is now pushing an abortion ‘heartbeat’ ban...

Welcome back to the Abortion Wars -- Pennsylvania edition.On Wednesday, freshman state Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Adams, decided that one of his first legislative gambits out of the gate would be a restrictive, and most...

The common denominator in Pennsylvania’s veteran suicides? Firearms, experts say

In 2016, 236 veterans died by suicide in Pennsylvania, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Rolling back women’s reproductive rights is the newest form of voter suppression | Mary...

A choice is only a choice if there's an alternative. Too many states - and the federal government - are putting untenable restrictions on a woman's right to make choices about her own healthcare.
marijuana

State OKs medical marijuana use for anxiety, Tourette syndrome

Individuals with anxiety disorders and Tourette syndrome will be eligible to join Pennsylvania's medical marijuana program starting July 20, the state Health Department said Thursday.The two conditions now join the 21 existing diagnosis qualify...

Dems warn looming health care ruling could be ‘catastrophic’

Nearly 20 million people nationwide, including 857,000 in Pennsylvania, who get health coverage through programs created under the law could lose coverage if the act is repealed

State’s takeover of Obamacare marketplace is a win for Pa., but it’s only the...

Running your own marketplaces is certainly better than relying on a federal government that seems hellbent on running the Affordable Care Act into the ground. Nevertheless, the road can be quite rocky—and there will be potholes.

‘Obnoxious’ Texas case could cost thousands in Pa. their health insurance, Pa. Sen. Casey...

"They never had a back-up plan. They don't seem to give a damn if this coverage is ripped away," the Pennsylvania Democrat said during a conference call with home state reporters Tuesday.

Get hit with an unexpected medical bill? You’re not alone. Here’s why that’s happening...

For decades, Americans and public payers have, by-and-large, accepted accelerating health care costs. Yet, with costs around 18 percent of GDP and exerting intense pressure of public and private budgets, the health care sector has drawn greater scrutiny.