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July 26, 2017
After clearing a procedural motion yesterday to begin consideration of legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Senate has been working through 20 hours of debate. When the debate time has elapsed, the chamber will vet amendments through “vote-a-rama.”
News Release: The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) today recognized the winners of its respected Achievement Awards program. Winners were chosen for Community Champions, Optimal Operations, In Safe Hands, and Excellence in Care. The “Living the Vision Award” recognized one hospital that demonstrated accomplishments in all dimensions of the Triple Aim of improving population health and the patient experience, while reducing health care costs.
July 25, 2017
The U.S. Senate passed a procedural motion that will allow the chamber to begin consideration of legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Motion to Proceed passed by a vote of 51 to 50 with Vice President Mike Pence casting the deciding vote.
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July 10, 2017 | Paula Bussard
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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.
April 25, 2017 | Paula Bussard