Health Care

Wolf, lawmakers need to boost Medicaid rates for long-term care homes | Opinion

For the fifth year in a row, the governor proposed flat funding for Medicaid rates in long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes.

Let’s cut through the smoke and look at the facts on marijuana legalization |...

As Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor embarks on a listening tour to hear voters' views on legalized marijuana, it's important to consider the whole picture

Report: 37,000+ cancer diagnoses made because of Pa.’s Medicaid expansion

It's been four years since Gov. Tom Wolf expanded Medicaid access to low-income adults.Since then, 1.4 million people have been covered, and Pennsylvania's uninsured rate has fallen to 5.5 percent. That's the lowest in...

Pennsylvania Attorney General Shapiro sues UPMC over patient access, report

Shapiro sued Thursday in an effort to keep health giant UPMC from ending its business relationship with rival Highmark Health, in hopes of preventing higher costs from hitting about 70,000 western Pennsylvania patients.

Top Pa. Senate Dem. moves to halt Highmark/UPMC divorce

The Pennsylvania Senate's top Democrat is wading into the acrimonious -- and seemingly endless -- break up of two of the state's largest healthcare providers.Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa, D-Allegheny, is seeking co-sponsors for...

Rep. Jake Wheatley thinks Pa. is ready for recreational pot – again

Even with Senate GOP leadership opposed and a decriminalization bill just receiving its first tentative vote last fall, Rep. Jake Wheatley sees reasons for optimism that this session could mean legal pot for Pennsylvania.

Wolf, lawmakers need to remember that local solutions are the key to fighting opioid...

State lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf have made tremendous strides, but local responses are best crafted by county leaders and their partners in communities across the state.