Poll: Ahead of midterms, Pa. voters want lower health insurance costs | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - August 12, 2022

Out-of-pocket healthcare costs are too high, Keystone State voters say as a critical midterm cycle in a critical 2022 state really heats up.

Close up of a doctor hand with blue glove giving support and love to a patient at hospital. Coronavirus pandemic concept.

Lives hang in the balance as time runs out for action on health insurance | Opinion

BY: - July 29, 2022

The U.S. Senate needs to pass a budget reconciliation bill with Obamacare subsidies.

Abortion drug pills and drinking water

A family physician explains how to handle self-managed abortion issues | Opinion

BY: - July 24, 2022

They include access, wait times and complications.

Republicans in Congress shy away from campaigning on national abortion platform

BY: - July 21, 2022

So far this Congress, Republicans have introduced 153 bills addressing abortion, with 94 in the House and 59 in the Senate

Pa.’s Fitzpatrick votes with Dems on bill guaranteeing contraception access

BY: - July 21, 2022

The bill is part of the Democrats' response to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that overturned the constitutional right to an abortion


What the Bible actually says about abortion may surprise you | Opinion

BY: - July 21, 2022

People cite it. But here's the problem: The 2,000-year-old text says nothing about abortion.

More states may legalize psychedelic mushrooms | Analysis

BY: - July 17, 2022

Studies have found that psychedelics can help improve mental health; advocates are pressing the case for them in Pa.

Department of Drug & Alcohol Programs Secretary Jen Smith

DDAP visits Allegheny Co. as part of statewide listening tour | Five for the Weekend

BY: - July 9, 2022

“This a comprehensive way to learn about local efforts to manage the addiction crisis in Allegheny County, which has lost a devastating number of individuals to an overdose in the last few years alone,” DDAP Secretary Jen Smith said. “It’s also an opportunity to hear directly from folks in this region of the state regarding what successes and challenges they’re currently experiencing and how our multiple levels of government moving forward can collectively address substance use trends, while more broadly tackling the behavioral health crisis we are experiencing.”

U.S. Senate Dems advance Medicare prescription drug negotiation plan

BY: - July 6, 2022

The proposal would allow Medicare to begin negotiating some prescription drug prices starting in 2023.

Democratic governors call on Biden to use federal facilities for abortion access

BY: - July 2, 2022

Some congressional Democrats have also urged Biden to allow abortion clinics to operate on federal lands in states that restrict access to the procedure.

Syringe and a flask and a vial.

Lower insulin co-pays, list prices targeted in new bipartisan U.S. Senate bill

BY: - July 1, 2022

'Too many Americans are forced to ration their insulin, forced to decide what else to pay for, which puts their health and lives in danger. It is time for this to change,' U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., said.


Pa.’s Wolf, govs urge Congress to preserve extended Obamacare subsidies | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - June 30, 2022

‘Tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians will be impacted if this subsidy expansion expires in October,’ Wolf said in a statement.