U.S. President Joe Biden and U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris arrive to a meeting with governors visiting from states around the country in the East Room of the White House on February 10, 2023 in Washington, DC. This weekend President Biden is hosting governors that are attending the annual National Governors Association Winter Meeting. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

What to do about the problem that is Medicare Advantage? | Ray E. Landis

BY: - March 23, 2023

Medicare Advantage plans are offerings by private insurers which replace standard Medicare coverage.

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Medicare Advantage saved my life | Opinion

BY: - February 27, 2023

For seniors like me on a fixed income, this is life-changing coverage.

State medical cannabis programs failing to make enough progress, advocacy group finds

BY: - February 3, 2023

WASHINGTON — A report from a patient advocacy group found the future of medical cannabis in the states is hazy unless costs are decreased, product safety standards are improved, and civil rights are strengthened for patients and prescribers. Americans for Safe Access issued its annual State of the States report on Thursday. The organization, a nonprofit, has […]

How John Fetterman — and his campaign — recovered from the candidate’s stroke

BY: - November 13, 2022

It could have ended the Democrat's Senate hopes. Instead, it allowed him to connect to voters on a new level.

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.

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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.”