Nurses of PA rally for safe staffing ratios

Nurses of PA rally for safe staffing ratios

Members of Nurses of PA joined in the Capitol Rotunda Tuesday afternoon to rally and tell legislators that they need better staffing and they need legislators to vote in bills to make it happen. 

Tuesday, July 31, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Pittsburghers jam council chambers to express opposition to UPMC expansion plans

Pittsburghers jam council chambers to express opposition to UPMC expansion plans

More than a hundred registered speakers took to Pittsburgh City Council chambers to voice their opinions, largely skeptical, of a $2 billion expansion of a University of Pittsburgh Medical Center hospital — catching a few members' ears in the process.

UPMC, the multi-billion dollar health care and insurance enterprise, gained council’s approval in 2012 to expand its Mercy campus in Uptown — a rundown neighborhood sandwiched between downtown Pittsburgh and Oakland.

Thursday, July 19, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
House Democrats investigate breast cancer coverage legislation

House Democrats investigate breast cancer coverage legislation

The House Democratic Policy Committee at a public hearing Wednesday discussed a bill that would provide additional insurance coverage for women susceptible to breast cancer.

Friday, June 1, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: News and Views
Turzai and Ward create legislation to ban abortion for babies with Down Syndrome

Turzai and Ward create legislation to ban abortion for babies with Down Syndrome

Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) and Rep. Judy Ward (R-Blair) have joined together to create legislation that would make it illegal for a woman to have an abortion based solely on the fact that a baby has Down Syndrome.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Wolf announces new health plan for impoverished seniors

Wolf announces new health plan for impoverished seniors

Governor Tom Wolf’s administration rolled out a new health care plan that partners with private insurance companies to coordinate care for elderly and disabled Pennsylvanians. 

The program, called Community HealthChoices, will be mandatory for all individuals over the age of 21 who receive both Medicare and Medicaid. 

Thursday, December 7, 2017/Author: Stephen Caruso
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