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‘Our goal is to break down barriers:’ Philly hospital offers trans kids gender-affirming care

BY: - March 20, 2022

'What we really try to do with this program is create a one-stop shop for families’ needs,' Dr. Linda Hawkins, of CHOP, said.

COMMENTARY

This Black History Month, let’s put the focus on Black health and wellness | Charles D. Allen

BY: - February 17, 2022

Black Americans are twice as likely as whites to not see a doctor for thinking and memory problems. We need to change that.

COMMENTARY

The U.S. doesn’t have enough faculty to train the next generation of nurses | Opinion

BY: - December 15, 2021

Some nursing programs had to turn away students because of a shortage of faculty and clinical sites.

Investigation urged of doctor who operated on immigrant women in detention

BY: - December 7, 2021

Democrats on the House Homeland Security and Oversight & Reform committees demanded that Dr. Mahendra Amin be prevented from giving medical treatment to migrants in ICE detention centers.

COMMENTARY

Pa. House, Senate need to work together to rein prescription drug prices | Opinion

BY: - October 8, 2021

One in every two Pennsylvanians cannot afford the medications they need to manage their health.

On 2-year anniv. of Pa’s healthcare exchange, officials urge uninsured residents to sign up for coverage

BY: - August 11, 2021

State House Speaker Bryan Cutler and the Wolf administration celebrated the two-year anniversary of Pennsylvania’s state health care exchange on Wednesday, while encouraging uninsured Pennsylvanians to sign up for subsidized coverage. In 2019, the General Assembly passed, with just a single dissenting vote, a bill to create a state-run health care marketplace under the Affordable […]

Billions of dollars for Medicaid expansion dangled in front of holdout states

BY: - February 11, 2021

Holdout states include Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Kansas, Tennessee and Wisconsin. Pennsylvania already has opted into the expansion.

COMMENTARY

Home care is a lifeline for people with disabilities. We need to fund it that way | Opinion

BY: - January 1, 2021

We need to stop treating nursing homes as the default option for people who need care. People with disabilities have a right to live in the least restrictive environment possible.

Amid pandemic, advocacy group wants Wolf, Legislature to extend Medicaid to all

BY: - October 5, 2020

“We’re very concerned the upcoming state budget will even include cuts to Medicaid,” an organizer said during a Saturday protest in Lancaster.

COMMENTARY

If we’re serious about protecting religious liberty, we need universal healthcare | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - July 15, 2020

In the interests of social peace, and the long-term protection of religious liberty, the availability of medical care must be separated from employment.

Pa. Dems call for ‘recovery and healing,’ as state emerges from COVID-19 pandemic

BY: - June 18, 2020

Democratic lawmakers from Philly area gathered virtually Thursday to discuss a path forward for Pa. it emerges from the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Amid COVID-19, Wolf vetoes telemedicine bill over abortion concerns

BY: - April 29, 2020

Gov. Tom Wolf has vetoed a bill to mandate insurers pay for remote doctor’s visits because of a provision that restricts remote access to abortion. “This legislation arbitrarily restricts the use of telemedicine for certain doctor-patient interactions,” Wolf said in his veto message, adding that it “interferes with women’s health care and the crucial decision […]