It was no surprise that Republican members of the new Congress, sworn in just 10 days before, voted last week to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and they have vowed to slash or transform other health programs including Medicare and Medicaid. Obamacare may be new but much of the politics is not. Perhaps you have heard of the Maternity Act of 1921?
“We estimate the number of deaths attributable to the lack of Medicaid expansion in opt-out states at between 7,115 and 17,104,” researchers write. In Pennsylvania, the annual estimated death toll ranges...
Preventive care got a boost on Jan. 1. It's not even in dispute.
About 1,000 American women die in childbirth every year, the highest rate in the developed world. In Pennsylvania, the rate has been rising. Why can't we turn this around.
“Pink, the supposed color of femininity, does not represent breast cancer to me," says survivor Erika Lads.
Our city hit the bottom of the list again, ranking as the least health county in the region and the state. The question is how do we fix that.
A little-discussed plan has been in the works for the Postal Service to deliver life-saving antibiotics to homes in the event of a bioterrorist attack.
Good God, the horror that our government should work to improve the lives and health of its citizens!
With just 3 percent of all health expenditures in the U.S. going toward agencies whose primary mission is prevention, a new report proposes a national tax on all medical care transactions.
What is this about, really?