Stories tagged: "health"


State Rep. Jennifer O’Mara discusses the PA Fertility Act during a press conference in Harrisburg on April 27, 2022. (Screen shot)
Lawmakers Make Push for PA Fertility Act During National Infertility Week

The PA Fertility Act would require that fertility treatments be covered in health insurance policies.

From left, Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Mich., House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., Rep. Angie Craig, D-Minn., and Rep. Lucy McBath, Ga., talk about their support for legislation aimed at capping the price of insulin, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, March 31, 2022. The bill aims to keep consumers' out-of-pocket costs at no more than $35 per month. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Only Two Republican US House Members from PA Voted to Keep Insulin Costs Down

Two of Pennsylvania’s Republicans in the US House joined their Democratic colleagues in passing legislation to keep the cost of insulin at $35 a month.

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Pennsylvania to Extend Postpartum Coverage Under Medicaid

The American Rescue Plan provides states with the ability to expand Medicaid coverage for postpartum depression from 60 days to one year. Pennsylvania has opted in and will extend its coverage starting April 1.

Dr. Ala Stanford administers a COVID-19 swab test on Wade Jeffries in the parking lot of Pinn Memorial Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Stanford and other doctors formed the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium to offer testing and help address heath disparities in the African American community. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
USA Today Honors Dr. Ala Stanford For Serving Philadelphia’s Underserved Communities

Dr. Ala Stanford has helped to provide more than 100,000 COVID-19 tests and vaccinations to Philadelphia’s underserved communities.

The sign for the Berks Community Health Center at Oakbrook, June 29, 2021. (Reading Eagle Photo via Getty Images/Ben Hasty)
Strained Health Centers in Pennsylvania Awarded Millions in COVID Relief Funds

Health centers throughout the state that serve vulnerable populations will get over $27 million in American Rescue Plan funds to make capital improvements.

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Pennsylvania Rolls Out ‘Strike Team’ to Ease Hospital Crunch

Out-of-state nurses and respiratory therapists will work overnight shifts at Sellersville’s Grand View Hospital, which has been under severe strain from a deluge of COVID-19 cases.

Bern Township, PA - January 29: A photo of the Berks County Heim. At the Berks Heim Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bern Township Friday morning January 29, 2021 where residents of the home, and staff are being vaccinated against COVID-19 / Coronavirus with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. (Photo by Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images)
COVID-Era Nursing Home Staff Crunch Hurting Hospitals, Too

The workforce crunch at skilled nursing homes and personal care facilities in Pennsylvania is having a spillover effect on hospitals, which are under strain from a 55% increase in COVID-19 patients since mid-November.