Stories tagged: "healthcare"

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One Million Pennsylvanians at Risk of Losing Medicaid Coverage Under GOP Default Plan

A new report shows that one million Pennsylvanians are at risk of losing their Medicaid coverage in House Republicans’ bid to cut federal spending.

Marijuana products are displayed at Beyond/Hello, Center City Philadelphia's first medical marijuana dispensary, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. The shop opened its doors on Thursday morning to patients and caregivers with medical marijuana cards issued by the state. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Unlocking the Healing Power: A 3-Step Guide to Getting a Medical Marijuana Card in Pennsylvania

While repeated efforts to legalize recreational cannabis have stalled, medical marijuana is legal in Pennsylvania with a medical ID card you can get through the state’s Medical Marijuana Program.

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150 Million Americans Are At Risk of Losing Free Preventive Healthcare. What Does That Mean for You?

The recent ruling by a federal judge in Texas means that insurance companies may no longer have to pay for healthcare services like cancer screenings, heart disease screenings, prenatal care, and treatments to help prevent diseases like HIV.

President Joe Biden delivers the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023, in Washington, as Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy of Calif., applaud. (Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)
‘A Blue-Collar Blueprint to Rebuild America’: 7 Takeaways From Biden’s State of the Union

Biden’s blueprint includes several recently passed laws which are expected to create millions of good-paying jobs in construction, manufacturing, and other sectors. 

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Millions of Americans Could Lose Medicaid Coverage Later This Year When the COVID-19 Emergency Ends. Here’s What You Need to Know.

The Biden administration announced recently that the U.S. will no longer be in a COVID-19 emergency as of May 11, which means that an estimated five to 14 million Americans could lose access to health insurance via Medicaid. 

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10 Ways the Federal Government Delivered for American Workers and Families This Year

Under Democratic control, the federal government acted to lower healthcare and prescription drug costs; fight climate change and lower energy costs; invest in gun safety and mental healthcare; and implement a generational investment in American industry, manufacturing, and infrastructure.

FILE—In this file photo from June 10, 2021, a flume of emissions flow from a stack at the Cheswick Generating Station, a coal-fired power plant, in Springdale, Pa. A plan to impose a price on carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants in Pennsylvania is going before the Independent Regulatory Review Commission, a five-member panel made up of three Democratic appointees and two Republican appointees on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
Here’s How the Inflation Reduction Act Will Help Pennsylvania Families

The bill lowers healthcare costs, incentivizes companies to adopt renewable energies and produce clean energy products; provides consumer rebates for those products, and delivers tens of billions of dollars of direct investments to American communities—funded by taxes on billion-dollar corporations.