Tag: Health Care

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The ACA
Oct 6, 2016 AT 12:23 PM
For years, Jim Thornton felt his blood pressure rise in alarming tandem with his family’s health insurance premiums. From $1,200 in the early 2000s, the Thorntons’ monthly bill...
Health Care
Oct 6, 2016 AT 12:49 PM
Cancer biochip systems that use genomics to predict how patients will respond to Tamoxifen. Nanotechnology that creates alloy gradient quantum dots (QDs) for use in optoelectronics. These and other...
Health Care
Oct 6, 2016 AT 2:15 PM
Ted Dallas gave new meaning to the phrase “Hit the ground running” when he became secretary of the Department of Human Services in January 2015. In addition to the host of...
Health Care
Oct 20, 2016 AT 1:16 AM
Despite the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services’ massive initiative over the past 20 months to expand Medicaid coverage – a plan that has resulted in adding 670,000 people to the...
Spotlight: veterans
Nov 17, 2016 AT 10:05 PM
On the morning after Philadelphia’s Veterans Day parade, the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in University City was quietly cheerful. A day-after-Christmas high imbued staff and patients alike...
Council in Session
Nov 23, 2016 AT 1:40 PM
The Land Use and Economic Development Committee of Pittsburgh City Council discussed a bill Monday afternoon that would incorporate definitions for medical marijuana growing and processing facilities...
The opioid crisis
Jan 26, 2017 AT 11:49 AM
He didn’t look like an addict. The 50-year-old suburbanite sitting in Dr. Charles Cutler’s Norristown exam room was a husband, a father and a long-time patient. When he asked for an opioid...
In Appropriations
Mar 1, 2017 AT 2:00 PM
This story has been updated to reflect a response from Appropriations Committee Director of Communications John O'Brien. After weeks of grueling budget hearings in Harrisburg, it’s to be expected...
Prime-time drama
Jul 11, 2017 AT 3:07 AM
An 11th-hour amendment to state Medicaid expansion language could affect health care coverage for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians. On Monday evening, House Democrats got a copy of amended...