Category Archives: Health Care

Drug Prices Climbing, But Help is Available

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-03-25/senior-issues/drug-prices-climbing-but-help-is-available/a51027-1 March 25, 2016 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window HARRISBURG, Pa. – Prescription costs are going up fast, but help is available for low-income seniors. A recent AARP study found the … Continue reading

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PA House Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-03-18/health-issues/pa-house-passes-medical-marijuana-bill/a50922-2 March 18, 2016 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window HARRISBURG, Pa. – Parents and patients celebrated in Harrisburg on Wednesday as a bill to allow doctors to prescribe medical marijuana passed … Continue reading

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Health Care’s Coming Crisis: Out-of-Pocket Costs

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2016/02/17/12415/#.VsTsDPkrIdU By Andrew L. Yarrow February 17, 2016 This post was originally published by Washington Monthly on February 8, 2016.  Americans have a lot to gripe about when it comes to health care. But there is one very legitimate complaint: the … Continue reading

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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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