Category Archives: Health Care

Report: PA Needs to Step Up Anti-Smoking Efforts

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-12-15/health-issues/report-pa-needs-to-step-up-anti-smoking-efforts/a49397-1 December 15, 2015 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window HARRISBURG, Pa. – More than 18 percent of high school-aged youth in the Keystone State are smokers, but a new report says … Continue reading

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Half-Million Enrolled in PA’s Expanded Medicaid

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-12-14/health-issues/half-million-enrolled-in-pas-expanded-medicaid/a49396-1 December 14, 2015 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window HARRISBURG, Pa. – More than a half-million Pennsylvanians have enrolled in the state’s expanded Medicaid program this year. Gov. Tom Wolf enacted … Continue reading

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Sign Principles to End Surprise Medical Bills in PA

From the Pennsylvania Health Access Network (http://www.pahealthaccess.org): Pennsylvania law does not adequately protect patients from getting hit with “surprise” medical bills when they inadvertently receive care from an out-of-network provider. That needs to change. Working together with our partners, we’ve … Continue reading

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One Step Toward Saving Child Health Program

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-12-03/health-issues/one-step-toward-saving-child-health-program/a49235-1 December 3, 2015 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window HARRISBURG, Pa. – A bill to reauthorize the state’s Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, passed in the Pennsylvania House on Tuesday … Continue reading

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The Intersections of Mass Incarceration and Women’s Health—November 16, Webinar

Save the Date! November 16th at 3pm ET/2pm CT/12pm PT Webinar: The Intersections of Mass Incarceration and Women’s Health Please join the General Board of Church & Society and its Healthy Families, Healthy Planet project for a webinar focused on … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Stalled in Efforts to Get Health Insurance to Children

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-10-28/childrens-issues/pennsylvania-stalled-in-efforts-to-get-health-insurance-to-children/a48690-1 October 28, 2015 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania did not keep up with national averages in reducing the number of children without health insurance last year. … Continue reading

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Single-Payer Health-Care Bill to be Introduced in PA

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-10-22/health-issues/single-payer-health-care-bill-to-be-introduced-in-pa/a48625-1 October 22, 2015 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window HARRISBURG, Pa. – A bill to create a single-payer health-care system in Pennsylvania will be introduced in the state Legislature by the … Continue reading

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Census Data Shows Obamacare and Welfare Kept Millions Out of Poverty

The Guardian, September 17, 2015 The Census Bureau’s Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM) report found that SNAP reduced the poverty rate by 1.5 percent, with each percentage point being equivalent to more than three million Americans. Obamacare and tax credits also … Continue reading

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First Look at the Census Bureau’s 2014 Income, Poverty, and Health Coverage Reports

From CLASP (http://www.clasp.org/): Health Insurance Soars, But America’s Next Generation Still Live in Families Struggling to Make Ends Meet WASHINGTON, D.C., September 16, 2015—According to the Census Bureau’s new poverty and income data, 14.8 percent of Americans were poor in … Continue reading

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Fact of the Week: Percentage of Uninsured Drops Significantly Since ACA Took Effect

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2015/08/12/fact-of-the-week-percentage-of-uninsured-drops-significantly-since-aca-took-effect/#.VctRAPlViko By Lecia Imbery August 12, 2015 Fewer than 12 percent of Americans remain uninsured in the first half of 2015, a sharp decline from over 17 percent in 2013 before the Affordable Care Act’s major expansion initiatives took … Continue reading

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