Digital equity depends on high-speed internet infrastructure improvements | Opinion
Remote learning, tele-health, and the delivery of news are at stake
Dire predictions follow Pa. Supreme Court’s loosening of medical malpractice filing rules
(*This article was updated at 10:32 a.m., Thursday, 10/20/2022, to correct a spelling error and add the effective date of the rule change.) Echoes of a debate more than two decades old are ringing out in the Pennsylvania Capitol over the rights of patients to sue for medical malpractice and the effects of such litigation […]
Medical debt is crushing hardworking American families | Opinion
A call during Health Literacy Month to address a worsening crisis.
Autism legislation before Pa. Senate offers false promise to families
The bill will impede access for individuals in need of ABA support.
Obamacare ‘Family Glitch’ fix will allow about 180k Pennsylvanians to buy coverage, advocates say
The Biden administration’s move to fix the “family glitch” in the Affordable Care Act, which priced hundreds of thousands of Americans, including many in Pennsylvania, out of health coverage could not have come at a better time, Pennsylvania lawmakers and advocates have said. On Tuesday, the White House finalized a rule addressing a section of […]
New fight opens in Congress over VA policy that sidesteps state abortion bans
Republicans have sharply criticized the VA for changing its longstanding no-abortions policy, with some pledging to keep the status quo.
CHOP moves a center closer to W. Philadelphia community
In July, CHOP announced that it had moved its children and adolescent’s Center for Advanced Behavioral Healthcare to 4601 Market St.
Socioeconomic status should not determine access to health care in America | Opinion
Less access to health care for people of color serves to perpetuate tuberculosis.
State bans on abortion don’t apply to emergency health care, White House reminds providers
'Under the law, no matter where you live, women have the right to emergency care — including abortion care,' a top official said.
Advocates, lawmakers warn of healthcare cost spike without action by Congress
Tax credits that help thousands pay for their insurance are set to expire later this year unless lawmakers act.
‘Our goal is to break down barriers:’ Philly hospital offers trans kids gender-affirming care
'What we really try to do with this program is create a one-stop shop for families’ needs,' Dr. Linda Hawkins, of CHOP, said.
This Black History Month, let’s put the focus on Black health and wellness | Charles D. Allen
Black Americans are twice as likely as whites to not see a doctor for thinking and memory problems. We need to change that.