healthcare-issues

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Abortion rights advocates. (Photo by Astrid Riecken/Getty Images).

Abortion has been common in the U.S. since the 18th Century. So has the debate | Opinion

BY: - May 9, 2022

The argument started a century before Roe, and has been going on ever since.

Rochelle Jackson, founder and director of the BWPA

New survey highlights inequities faced by Black women in Pittsburgh

BY: - May 8, 2022

'We need folks to recognize that these reports and data, these statistics, these experiences, they are real,' advocate Rochelle Jackson said.

Ira Katz, owner and pharmacist at Little Five Points Pharmacy in Atlanta, shows Sen. Raphael Warnock some of the medical equipment used to treat diabetes, including syringes, test strips, glucose monitors and more. Ross Williams/Georgia Recorder.

U.S. House approves insulin price caps; Pa.’s Fitzpatrick among GOP crossover votes

BY: - April 1, 2022

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House on Thursday passed a bill on a bipartisan 232-193 vote that would limit the price of insulin, as congressional Democrats met throughout the day with health care advocates to make their case for the proposal. Democratic Sens. Raphael Warnock of Georgia and Patty Murray of Washington state held a virtual round table with […]

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How COVID-19 changed the way our health system ‘learns’ and saved lives | Opinion

BY: - March 20, 2022

While this pandemic is not over, we’re already looking ahead to what’s next for our learning health system.

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Fighting anti-trans legislation is suicide prevention | Opinion

BY: - March 18, 2022

It shouldn’t be radical to say I don’t want kids to kill themselves, but apparently, that’s where we’re at.

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To build a better America, ensure everyone who needs health care can get it | Opinion

BY: - March 15, 2022

Americans should have access to the care they need no matter where they live, what they look like or how much they make.

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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.

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Wolf, lawmakers need to release pandemic relief funds to nursing homes next | Opinion

BY: - January 30, 2022

While hospitals are battling front-line issues now, the trouble for nursing homes started long before the pandemic.

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Congrats on the baby — now pay up | Opinion

BY: - October 12, 2021

'Only you and your doctor can decide what’s best for you,' the letter read.  Funny, because it doesn’t feel that way.

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Pa. House panel approves bill raising income limits for prescription drugs program | Friday Coffee

BY: - October 1, 2021

The bipartisan legislation sponsored by Reps. Steve Samuelson, D-Northampton, and Wendi Thomas, R-Bucks, is headed for the House floor.

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It’s past time to make critical investments in public health for communities of color | Opinion

BY: - September 21, 2021

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.

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Nursing home reform needs to cross the finish line | Opinion

BY: - August 30, 2021

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.