health care

In this April 8, 2019, photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a convention of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers in Las Vegas.
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April 10, 2019 - 10:57 am
By Elana Schor and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont will unveil a new version of his "Medicare for All" plan on Wednesday, shaking up the 2020 presidential election by reopening the debate over his call to eliminate private health insurance...
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Dreamstime
April 05, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Telemedicine may be becoming more and more common in health care. Think about it: Do you really need to go a doctor's office to have a rash examined? The...
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State Senate Democrats lead a call to action on poverty.
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Cherri Gregg
April 04, 2019 - 2:57 pm
WEST PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania Senate Democrats gathered at the corner of 40th Street and Haverford Avenue Thursday to kick off a 30-day effort to focus on poverty in Pennsylvania. They stood at the same place where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke to 10,000 Philadelphians in...
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Mark Jastrebski / Deb Jastrebski
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Hadas Kuznits
March 30, 2019 - 1:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A locally based health care provider is taking new measures to help people with disabilities get proper dental care. Deb Jastrebski has an adult son with down syndrome. When the people at AmeriHealth Caritas made the public announcement that they would be taking...
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New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney
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David Madden
March 29, 2019 - 4:42 pm
MONROE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — The head of the New Jersey Senate wants to merge a health care plan that covers thousands of unionized teachers with another that covers state workers, all in the hopes to save money. Senate President Steve Sweeney told a meeting of the New Jersey Principals...
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Chef Jose Garces want to help immigrants in the city's restaurant industry by raising money at the 7th annual "Think Local, Give Local" benefit.
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Hadas Kuznits
March 28, 2019 - 1:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia chef Jose Garces says he wants to help immigrants in the city's restaurant industry by raising money at the 7th annual "Think Local, Give Local" benefit. The event, which promises to be a celebration of food, will take place Friday evening at the Loews...
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President Donald Trump listens to a question as he speaks with reporters before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, March 22, 2019, in Washington.
Evan Vucci/AP Photo
March 26, 2019 - 9:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has told a federal appeals court it wants the entire Affordable Care Act, known as "Obamacare," struck down. In a filing Monday with the New Orleans court, the administration said the entire law should be struck as unconstitutional. It's rare for the...
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Dreamstime
March 07, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — According to a new study from Stanford University School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School, the role of primary care physicians needs to be better...
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Dreamstime
February 28, 2019 - 3:30 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Was a doctor wrong to save a patient's life? His family thinks so. A woman sued the hospital and the doctor who treated her husband before he died. Not because he died, but because they kept him alive. The man, who...
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 Senate Finance Committee hearing on drug prices, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 on Capitol Hill in Washington
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February 26, 2019 - 11:46 am
By Ricardo AlonzoZaldivar and Matthew Perrone, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Channeling the ire of constituents and drawing from personal experience, senators chastised drug company executives Tuesday over the high cost of prescription medications, while the CEOs warned that government price...
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