health care

The main page. The Trump administration is clearing the way for insurers to sell short-term health plans as a bargain alternative to pricey Obamacare. But the policies don’t have to cover pre-existing conditions and benefits are limited.
HHS via AP
August 01, 2018 - 4:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers will have more options to buy cheaper, short-term health insurance under a new Trump administration rule, but there's no guarantee the plans will cover pre-existing conditions or provide benefits like coverage of prescription drugs. Administration officials said...
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Ady Barkan, who lives with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, delivers remarks during a rally organized by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in the Rayburn Room at the U.S. Capitol December 19, 2017 in Washington, DC.
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Paul Kurtz
July 31, 2018 - 9:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A progressive activist who is dying from ALS stopped in Philadelphia on Tuesday as part of his 22-state cross-country tour. Ady Barkan brought his "Be A Hero" campaign to a packed City Hall chamber for a wide-ranging panel discussion that included District Attorney...
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In this March 18, 2014 file photo, voters cast their ballots in Hinsdale, Ill.
AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File
July 30, 2018 - 8:47 am
By Laurie Kellman and Hannah Fingerhut, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Young people are looking for a change this election season — a generational change. A poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and MTV found that most Americans ages 15 to 34 think voting in the...
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In this April 4, 2018, file photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., responds to a question during a town hall meeting in Jackson, Miss.
AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File
July 30, 2018 - 7:26 am
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders' "Medicare for all" plan would increase government health care spending by $32.6 trillion over 10 years, according to a study by a university-based libertarian policy center. That's trillion with a "T." The latest...
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Bob Menendez
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Kim Glovas
July 09, 2018 - 2:45 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — One of New Jersey's top Democratic lawmakers is warning the public about the perils of President Donald Trump's possible nominees to the Supreme Court. Sen. Robert Menendez spoke about health care while in Camden Monday, as well as the future battle over the president...
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CHOP is adding a 250,000-square-foot inpatient hospital to its existing King of Prussia campus, illustrated in the diagram.
Jim Melwert | KYW Newsradio
Jim Melwert
June 19, 2018 - 3:07 pm
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is announcing a major expansion to its King of Prussia facility. CHOP is adding a 250,000-square-foot inpatient hospital to its existing King of Prussia campus, which CHOP President and CEO Madeline Bell said is a first...
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Mayor Jim Kenney addresses the Take Charge Philly convening.
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Cherri Gregg
June 14, 2018 - 6:54 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The City of Philadelphia was the first to challene a proposed federal rule change that would bar immigrant families from accessing basic health care and nutrition assistance. Lawyers are gearing up for the next phase of battle. The "public charge" test is a federal...
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Virtua's new Pediatric Mobile Services unit is bringing dental screenings, flu shots and more out of the hospital and into neighborhoods.
Justin Udo | KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
June 07, 2018 - 2:32 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A South Jersey health care system is helping some of its youngest patients by bringing hospital services right to their front door — all for free. Virtua's new Pediatric Mobile Services unit is bringing dental screenings, flu shots and more out of the hospital and...
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The Apartments at St. Bart's
Justin Udo
Justin Udo
June 04, 2018 - 2:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new affordable housing complex in Northeast Philadelphia is taking an innovative approach to senior living. The site of the former St. Bartholomew Catholic School in Frankford is now home to the latest facility operated by NewCourtland Senior Services. Silvia...
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President Donald Trump speaks to participants of the annual March for Life event, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.
AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File
May 18, 2018 - 10:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will resurrect a Reagan-era rule that would ban federally funded family planning clinics from discussing abortion with women, or sharing space with abortion providers. The Department of Health and Human Services will announce its proposal Friday, a senior...
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