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June 23, 2017
The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry reports that Pennsylvania hospitals employed 275,400 workers during May 2017. This preliminary May jobs number represents a 400 job increase over the April 2017 hospital jobs and nearly a three percent (3%) increase over the May 2016 hospital jobs (267,700).
June 22, 2017
Today, Senator Elder Vogel (R-Beaver) introduced a top priority for the hospital community, telemedicine legislation.
News Release: The U.S. Senate today released the “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017,” its version of legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Andy Carter, president and CEO of The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) released the following statement.
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June 06, 2017 | Michael Consuelos
Hospital emergency rooms across the state are working to realize the potential for opportunity within the tragedy of Pennsylvania’s opioid epidemic. While caring for overdose survivors rescued from death, emergency rooms are working to foster connections that could help those patients recover their lives.
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April 25, 2017 | Paula Bussard
March 03, 2017 | Andy Carter
Obamacare (officially, the Affordable Care Act) gave a big helping hand to one in 12 Pennsylvanians who now have health insurance because of the law. But if you are one of the majority of Pennsylvanians who get coverage through your job, the Affordable Care Act has helped you too.