Congrats on the baby — now pay up | Opinion
'Only you and your doctor can decide what’s best for you,' the letter read. Funny, because it doesn’t feel that way.
Pa. House panel approves bill raising income limits for prescription drugs program | Friday Coffee
The bipartisan legislation sponsored by Reps. Steve Samuelson, D-Northampton, and Wendi Thomas, R-Bucks, is headed for the House floor.
It’s past time to make critical investments in public health for communities of color | Opinion
Seventy-eight percent of all COVID-19 cases where patients were hospitalized, needed a ventilator, or died from COVID-19 were in relation to obesity or obesity-related diseases. This directly impacts the Black population, who are 1.3 times more likely to have obesity in comparison to the Non-Hispanic White population.
Nursing home reform needs to cross the finish line | Opinion
When there is enough staff to take care of physical and emotional needs, without being rushed, without feeling like it’s an assembly line, it makes all the difference for quality of life.
Life without parole has turned Pa.’s prisons into hospices for the hopeless | Opinion
People are aging and dying in prison, withering away to nothing with no chance of ever returning to the free world
On 2-year anniv. of Pa’s healthcare exchange, officials urge uninsured residents to sign up for coverage
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 […]
State laws for prescription drug brokers soon could have teeth | Analysis
In 2020, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed legislation aimed at increasing transparency for pharmacy benefit manager pricing practices in the state's Medical Assistance program.
Medicare is headed for a crisis. We’re not ready – but there’s still time | Ray E. Landis
It is past time to shore up Medicare’s finances and reverse the drift toward its privatization.
An investment in homecare is an investment in healthy families & communities | Opinion
Homecare workers are an essential part of our national infrastructure. We need to pay for it and treat it that way.
REPORT: These Pa. cities rank among the worst for allergy sufferers | The Numbers Racket
A 2021 study by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America found that many metropolitan areas are expected to have a “worse than average” year for seasonal allergies. Many of those metropolitan areas are in the northeast, with five located in Pennsylvania.
How racism in the U.S. health system hinders care and costs lives of African Americans | Analysis
In Michigan, African Americans are only 14% of the population, but account for one-third of the state’s COVID-19 cases and 40% of its deaths.
Wolf signs executive order shielding some healthcare workers against malpractice claims during pandemic
The order will remain in effect until the administration ends the coronavirus disaster declaration, Gov. Tom Wolf's office said in a statement Wednedsay