Health Care

Pennsylvania Supreme Court delays malpractice rule change

In a letter to House Republican leadership, state Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Saylor said Thursday the court was delaying a change in state rules over where medical malpractice lawsuits can be filed.The proposed...

New report: Pa’s public health outcomes ‘generally lag’ the rest of the U.S. |...

Step slowly away from the cheesesteak and no one will get hurt.

Pa. House Speaker Mike Turzai will reintroduce Down syndrome abortion ban bill

Pennsylvania's state House Speaker has fired the first shots of 2019's culture war, saying he plans to reintroduce a controversial bill that would ban abortions based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome, even though...

Medicare for all? It’s not a matter of ‘whether’ we’ll have it, but ‘when’...

It is simply no longer viable or morally acceptable for millions of hard-working Americans to have to endure the fear and reality of being crushed by the worry of medical bills, debt, death and bankruptcy.

On the agenda for Pennsylvania’s DSA-backed freshmen: small steps toward a larger progressive vision

Elizabeth Fiedler may be new to Harrisburg, but she’s well aware of the math equation that powers Pennsylvania’s capital.In the 253-member General Assembly, Republicans outnumber Democrats 110-91 in the House and 26-21 in the...

Lt. Gov. John Fetterman offers ‘safe space’ for opinions on legalizing marijuana

It was the opening night of a listening tour that will take Gov. Tom Wolf's No. 2 all over Pennsylvania.

Suburban Philly lawmaker’s bill would require schools to teach students about dating violence

A Montgomery County lawmaker is hoping the second time's the charm on bill that would require Pennsylvania high schools to teach "dating violence" education to their students.In a 'Dear Colleague' memo sent out late last...

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...