Biden campaign pivots to focus on healthcare
President Joe Biden’s reelection campaign is launching a new ad today with a focus on health care costs, part of a larger push by the campaign to persuade Americans that former President Trump would revisit his attempts to do away with the Affordable Care Act if (ACA) elected to a second term. The ad titled […]
Hospitals plead with Congress to avert $8 billion in cuts in Medicaid funding
WASHINGTON — Health care representatives from across the United States are urging Congress to halt cuts to funding that helps hospitals care for uninsured or low-income patients who rely on Medicaid. More than 250 hospitals and health systems, including many in Pennsylvania, appealed to House and Senate leadership in a letter Thursday asking the lawmakers […]
Americans suffer when health insurers place profits over people
The COVID-19 pandemic put our health care system through a stress test that it barely survived. Doctors, nurses and health care workers put their lives on the line to treat millions of Americans battling a highly contagious and deadly disease. Those same front line workers are increasingly burned out because of the burdens they had […]
Fetterman introduces legislation to make birth control more convenient
U.S. Sen. John Fetterman, D-Pa., introduced legislation on Thursday that would allow people covered by private health insurers to receive a full year’s supply of their contraception at the time a prescription is issued, rather than the current limit of a three-month supply. “A woman’s right to make her own health care decisions is sacred […]
The Big Squeeze: More enrollees and smaller networks plague some ACA plans
Take what happened to a Pennsylvania policyholder, who in January fell and broke her arm and a bone near her eye.
Despite attempts to kill it, the Affordable Care Act turns 13 this year | Opinion
Former President Barack Obama’s landmark initiative was signed into law on March 23, 2010.
Time is running out. Get covered by Jan. 15 | Opinion
Millions more can get assistance paying for health insurance, thanks to the American Rescue Plan and the Inflation Reduction Act.
Obamacare ‘Family Glitch’ fix will allow about 180k Pennsylvanians to buy coverage, advocates say
The Biden administration’s move to fix the “family glitch” in the Affordable Care Act, which priced hundreds of thousands of Americans, including many in Pennsylvania, out of health coverage could not have come at a better time, Pennsylvania lawmakers and advocates have said. On Tuesday, the White House finalized a rule addressing a section of […]
Lives hang in the balance as time runs out for action on health insurance | Opinion
The U.S. Senate needs to pass a budget reconciliation bill with Obamacare subsidies.
Advocates, lawmakers warn of healthcare cost spike without action by Congress
Tax credits that help thousands pay for their insurance are set to expire later this year unless lawmakers act.
Pa.’s Wolf, govs urge Congress to preserve extended Obamacare subsidies | Thursday Morning Coffee
‘Tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians will be impacted if this subsidy expansion expires in October,’ Wolf said in a statement.
Does the GOP want to repeal Obamacare? Take them literally and seriously | Wednesday Morning Coffee
If you care about your healthcare bills, you need to care about this.