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
Advocates ask lawmakers ‘to act quickly, act now’ on surprise medical bill legislation
Hosted by Pennsylvania Health Access Network, advocates offered their “enthusiasm” for the consumer protections in a plan now before the state House that would eliminate surprise medical bills for Pensylvanians. The bill, HB1862, sponsored by Rep. Tina Prickett, R-Bradford, has passed committee and is awaiting a floor vote.
How does the coronavirus test work? 5 questions answered | Friday Morning Coffee
Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. If you feel like this short, already ridiculously long new year can now be safely divided into the time before the coronavirus outbreak and the time after, you’re not alone. State lawmakers will return to Harrisburg next week and a very different Capitol building. As of Thursday afternoon, there were […]
Healthcare and insurance in Pa. | The Numbers Racket
To better understand what the health insurance and healthcare picture looks like for Pennsylvanians, let’s look at 2019 data from the Pennsylvania State Data Center.
Report: Ransomware attacks have cost Pa. healthcare providers $4.5M since 2016 | Thursday Morning Coffee
In Pennsylvania, the medical records of some 343,000 people were affected by the attacks, resulting in canceled appointments and untreated patients.
Pa. lawmakers roll out bipartisan proposal aimed at curbing Medicaid fraud
Pushback to a proposed "False Claims Act," began piling up less than a hour after it was introduced at a Capitol news conference on Monday.
Pa. House passes fetal remains bill with bipartisan backing
Every Republican backed the bill, along with a smattering of Democrats, which passed on a 123-76 vote.
Anti-abortion lawmakers advance bill to mandate burial, cremation of fetal remains in Pa.
The legislation would apply to abortions, miscarriages, or any procedure that results in the expulsion or extraction of an embryo or fetus.