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.
Capital-Star Q&A: PA-10 Democratic candidate Tom Brier talks climate change, DePasquale
The 27-year-old from Hershey has never run for office before. So he's going big out of the gate.
Pa.’s marketplace change, explained: Why a health insurance proposal easily won bipartisan support
It’s seemingly a legislative unicorn — a bipartisan solution that costs no extra state dollars and could save Pennsylvanians big bucks.
Lawmakers agreed to privatize free medical trips for Medicaid recipients last year. Now, some are trying to stop it
State lawmakers from rural Pennsylvania are pushing back on a privatization measure slipped into last year’s state budget that would affect transportation for at least 150,000 Medicaid recipients.
Fourth time a charm? Nurse practitioners rally for bill they say will expand health care access
The state Senate has approved scope of practice expansions three times. Each time the bills have died in the state House.
What do you do when the doctors oppose Medicare for All? | Tuesday Morning Coffee
The debate is unfolding about as you'd expect it would.
Why the state Supreme Court and General Assembly may go head-to-head over medical malpractice rules
Where you can and can’t file a medical malpractice lawsuit is shaping up to be a partisan battle between Pennsylvania’s legislative and judicial branches. On one side you have the state Supreme Court, which may once again allow lawyers to file suits in the county of their choosing. That rule was changed more than a […]
Pennsylvania Supreme Court delays malpractice rule change
In a letter to House Republican leadership, state Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Saylor said Thursday the court was delaying a change in state rules over where medical malpractice lawsuits can be filed. The proposed change would allow plaintiffs to file suit in any of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties. For example, if a malpractice allegation occurred […]
Medicare for all? It’s not a matter of ‘whether’ we’ll have it, but ‘when’ | Sean P. Quinlan
It is simply no longer viable or morally acceptable for millions of hard-working Americans to have to endure the fear and reality of being crushed by the worry of medical bills, debt, death and bankruptcy.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Shapiro sues UPMC over patient access, report
Shapiro sued Thursday in an effort to keep health giant UPMC from ending its business relationship with rival Highmark Health, in hopes of preventing higher costs from hitting about 70,000 western Pennsylvania patients.