healthcare-issues

COMMENTARY

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.

COMMENTARY

Pa. lawmakers, Wolf need to pay caregivers what they’re worth | Ray E. Landis

BY: - June 26, 2022

A network sitcom tells us important stories about immigration, healthcare, and aging.

COMMENTARY

The imprisoned are living with mental illness. States are ill-equipped to help | Thursday Coffee

BY: - June 23, 2022

Many report problems, few receive treatment, according to a new report.

100M people in America are saddled with health care debt | Analysis

BY: - June 23, 2022

A quarter of adults with health care debt owe more than $5K. And about 1 in 5 with any amount of debt said they don’t expect to ever pay it off.

COMMENTARY

Pa.’s $5 prison co-pay helps no one. Eliminate it | Opinion

BY: - June 14, 2022

Incarcerated people are the only group of individuals with a constitutional right to healthcare 

COMMENTARY

White supremacy and the post-Roe pregnancy-to-prison pipeline | Opinion

BY: - June 12, 2022

Women of color have warned for half a century of the racist result of anti-abortion laws.

A ‘tidal wave’ in psychology: Advocates call on lawmakers to approve psilocybin treatment

BY: - June 12, 2022

A bill is now before a Pa. House committee, but its prospects appear uncertain.

COMMENTARY

A nurse on understaffing and moral injury: ‘You were supposed to take care of me’ | Opinion

BY: - May 22, 2022

Health care is in a crisis. We are rapidly losing nurses unwilling to work in this dysfunctional environment.

COMMENTARY

We work with people with intellectual disabilities. Pa. needs to step up for us now | Opinion

BY: - May 20, 2022

We have asked for help for decades. Legislators have the opportunity now to fund our jobs adequately.

COMMENTARY
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 […]