Category Archives: Health Care

Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare Subsidies

By Ariane de Vogue and Jeremy Diamond, CNN Updated 10:54 AM ET, Thu June 25, 2015 Washington (CNN) Obamacare has survived — again. In a major win for the Obama administration, the Supreme Court held in a 6-3 decision that the Affordable Care Act authorized … Continue reading

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Clean Air Should Not Be Optional

From the American Lung Association (http://www.lung.org): Can you imagine what our cities and towns would look like if there were no limits on air pollution? Or if states, under pressure from polluters, could just “opt out” of Clean Air Act … Continue reading

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Study: Hospitals Charge Uninsured Up to 1,000% Markup

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-06-12/health-issues/study-hospitals-charge-uninsured-up-to-1-000-markup/a46690-1 June 12, 2015 – Dan Heyman, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window HARRISBURG, Pa. – If you’re going to break a leg, be careful where you do it. You might end up at a … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Health Access Network Conference

From the Pennsylvania Health Access Network (http://www.pahealthaccess.org): Monday, September 21st, 2015 9am – 4pm (Pre-Conference and Reception on Sunday evening) Hilton, Harrisburg If you’ve attended our annual health policy conference in the past, you know what a fun, informative, dynamic … Continue reading

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Urge PA’s Senators to Support a Clean Funding Extension of CHIP

From Families USA (http://www.familiesusa.org): The pressure is on for senators to pass legislation extending funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). When the Senate returns from recess on Monday, April 13, the funding, which is included in a Medicare … Continue reading

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Congress Heard Your Voice; Bipartisan CHIP Bill Passes—Say Thanks to Your Rep, Urge Senators to Support

From Public Citizens for Children and Youth (http://www.pccy.org): Your phone calls urging your Representative to fund CHIP as-is worked! The U.S House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bill that extends funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for the … Continue reading

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Congress Should Pass Four More Years of Maternal and Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting Program

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): Congress is about to strike a deal that takes care of seniors and doctors but leaves low-income and “at risk” children short. Congress’ annual struggle to avoid cuts in Medicare reimbursement rates so physicians … Continue reading

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Keeping Kids Healthy—Tell Congress to Fund CHIP As Is

From Public Citizens for Children and Youth (http://www.pccy.org): Why tinker with something that isn’t broken?  That’s the question that needs to be asked about PA Rep. Joseph Pitts proposed federal CHIP changes that will cause children to lose health benefits … Continue reading

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Urge Senator Toomey to Protect Children’s Health Insurance Program

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): Did you know that Senator Toomey is not yet supporting legislation that would extend funding for the very successful Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)? S.522, the Protecting and Retaining Our Children’s Health Insurance Program … Continue reading

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Support Making Things Easier for Those New to Medicare

From Social Security Works (http://www.socialsecurityworks.org/): Every day, 10,000 Americans turn 65 and become Medicare-eligible. But all too often, people new-to-Medicare make costly mistakes during the complicated enrollment process that result in lifetime penalties, higher health care costs, gaps in coverage, and … Continue reading

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