Health Care

We need nurse practitioners to fill the critical shortage of primary care providers in...

The Pa. General Assembly needs to stop standing in the way of a practical means to address needs and shortages.

Seeking to reduce fraud, new grand jury report calls for fixes to Pa.’s Medicaid...

"We all want to ensure that people get the highest quality care possible," Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, whose office oversaw the grand jury, said during a news conference at his Harrisburg office.

Wolf, lawmakers need to remember non-profit nursing homes during budget season | Opinion

Pennsylvania is failing to keep pace with health care inflation as it ramps up regulations (and costs) on even the best of our not-for-profit nursing facilities.

Medicare for all? Democrats need to focus on protecting Obamacare | Opinion

Everyone wants a health care system that offers universal access to high-quality, affordable care. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, more Americans have that access than ever before.

Centre County lawmaker calls for Pennsylvania to regulate herbal supplement kratom

A controversy over an over-the-counter herbal supplement has reached the Pennsylvania State House.

Nurses and moms ask lawmakers to boost funding for at-home care programs

This article has been updated to include the name of the Childhood Begins at Home Coalition, and to remove a reference to UPMC Pinnacle, which employs community health nurses who participate in the Nurse-Family...

Fourth time a charm? Nurse practitioners rally for bill they say will expand health...

The state Senate has approved scope of practice expansions three times. Each time the bills have died in the state House.

In speech to new U.S. governors, Gov. Tom Wolf shares Pa.’s experience fighting opioid...

In a speech to governors from 33 states and territories, Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf said fighting opioid abuse cuts across party lines.
Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia. Source: Flickr user James Cridland.

In Philadelphia, big gains in public health happen in grocery stores — not a...

When it comes to improving the health of an entire community, it takes a lot more than just medical insurance and proximity to doctors.Rep. Joanna McClinton, the youngest woman to be elected chair of...

Is there a path forward on Medicaid work requirements that could help the poor...

In the wake of a judge’s ruling that Medicaid work requirements in two states are not legal, questions remain. The most pressing ones are about how to help low-income people, not punish them.