Medicaid

Pennsylvania Secretary of Human Services Teresa Miller with her three-year-old daughter.
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Tony Romeo
October 13, 2019 - 4:30 am
The Wolf administration has announced plans to expand home visitation support for families with first time mothers and children with special needs covered by Medicaid.
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Hundreds of people overflow onto the sidewalk in a line snaking around the block outside a U.S. immigration office with numerous courtrooms in San Francisco.
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AP News
October 11, 2019 - 4:53 pm
A federal judge in New York on Friday temporarily blocked President Donald Trump from implementing a plan to deny green cards to many immigrants who use Medicaid, food stamps and other government benefits.
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Dr. Jasmine Saavedra
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August 17, 2019 - 12:10 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Diabetics skipping regular checkups. Young asthmatics not getting preventive care. A surge in expensive emergency room visits. Doctors and public health experts warn of poor health and rising costs they say will come from sweeping Trump administration changes that would deny green...
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Acting Director of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli, speaks during a briefing at the White House, Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, in Washington.
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August 14, 2019 - 1:07 pm
By Zeke Miller and Ashlety Thomas, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Trump administration official says the famous inscription on the Statue of Liberty, welcoming "huddled masses" of immigrants to American shores, was referring to "people coming from Europe" and that the nation is looking to...
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Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg.
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Pat Loeb
July 23, 2019 - 3:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The General Assistance program for low-income Pennsylvanians is scheduled to end on Aug. 1 , but two nonprofit legal groups are trying to save it. Community Legal Services (CLS) and Disability Rights Pennsylvania have filed a lawsuit, arguing that the state acted...
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Kimberly Adams
May 31, 2019 - 5:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A New Jersey pharmaceutical company will pay more than $7 million to settle civil allegations that it fixed drug prices. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania , Heritage Pharmaceuticals inflated prices and received kickbacks...
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Medicare
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Paul Kurtz
May 11, 2019 - 9:57 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A mandatory Medicaid-managed care program that serves low-income disabled people and seniors in Pennsylvania seems to be operating smoothly now after getting off to a bumpy start earlier this year. Holly Lange, President and CEO of the Philadelphia Corporation for...
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opioids
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David Madden
April 02, 2019 - 2:02 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — The Garden State has just made it easier for people in need of help to kick an opioid addiction to get it by removing a bureaucratic roadblock. Medicaid rules needed to be changed when it came to getting approved drugs into the hands of patients, to hear New Jersey...
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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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Susan Frietsche (center) speaks at the Capitol during a Women's Law Project news conference.
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Tony Romeo
January 16, 2019 - 3:27 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania abortion providers have sued the commonwealth, seeking to overturn the ban on state dollars for abortions. Susan Frietsche, senior staff attorney for the Women’s Law Project , said abortion rights advocates have for a long time looked for an...
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