Healthcare


The Bayada Home Health Care office on North Wyomissing Blvd. in Wyomissing. (Getty Images)
Advocates Protest Over Pennsylvania’s Problematic Home Care Program

Low pay and high turnover have long been the reality for the ranks of direct care workers in home care settings and nursing homes. The pandemic has made it worse.

Hydrocodone Acetaminophen pills in Zelienople. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
PA House Moves Bill to Add Seniors to Prescription Drug Program

Officials say it would expand eligibility by about 100,000 people, although some 20,000-23,000 more seniors are expected to enroll.

Lynn Weidner with Brandon Kingsmore in Washington, D.C. (Courtesy of Lynn Weidner).
How Build Back Better Could Help These Pennsylvanians Build a Better Life

Congress is currently debating the aspects of the Build Back Better plan, which proposes expanding Medicare, lowering prescription drug costs, and funding home-based services, all of which would have a direct impact on the lives of Pennsylvanians.

Crisis of Care: Family Caregivers Struggle With A Broken System
Crisis of Care: Family Caregivers Struggle with a Broken System

There are an estimated 11 million Americans who are “sandwich generation” caregivers: They are simultaneously raising young children and caring for their aging parents, and they need help. This is Part One of a four-part series on sandwich caregivers. Check back tomorrow for Part Two. 

State Rep. Chris Rabb (Courtesy of Pennsylvania House of Representatives)
PA Lawmaker Gets Snippy With Proposed Vasectomy Legislation

State Rep. Chris Rabb announced a bill requiring men to undergo a vasectomy after the birth of their third child, or their 40th birthday, whichever comes first.

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro speaks with members of the media during a news conference in Darby, Wednesday, June 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Shapiro Among Attorneys General Challenging South Carolina Abortion Law

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is voicing his support for Planned Parenthood’s lawsuit challenging South Carolina’s new abortion law.

This Sept. 2020 photo provided by Johnson & Johnson shows a clinician preparing to administer investigational Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. Johnson & Johnson's long-awaited COVID-19 vaccine appears to protect against symptomatic illness with just one shot – not as strong as some two-shot rivals but still potentially helpful for a world in dire need of more doses. Johnson & Johnson said Friday, Jan. 29, 2021 that in the U.S. and seven other countries, the first single-shot vaccine appears 66% effective overall at preventing moderate to severe COVID-19. It was more protective against severe symptoms, 85%. (Johnson & Johnson via AP)
Pennsylvania’s Genesis Healthcare Tells Employees To Get Vaccinated or Get Lost

Genesis Healthcare, which is based in Kennett Square and has 70,000 employees at nearly 400 nursing homes and senior communities, will require employees to get the coronavirus vaccine.