WFMZ-TV reports about Reading Hospital’s pediatric emergency department.
In a related article, the Lehigh Valley Business also reports about the story.
The Patriot-News reports with an update about Penn State Health’s new hospital.
The Pittsburgh Patch reports with highlights of Governor Wolf’s budget proposal.
The Patriot-News reports about the “winners and losers” of the budget proposal.
In a related article, the Patriot-News reports that Pennsylvania’s health care-related programs are budget “winners.”
The Associated Press reports with the full text of the Governor’s 2019 budget address.
Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:
The Tribune-Democrat reports that UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh received a $1.5 million donation to support research and the hospital’s creative arts programs.
WHYY reports about the proposed change to Pennsylvania’s medical malpractice venue rules. HAP cited
The following news sources also printed the WHYY story: the Philadelphia Business Journal, WITF, and WSKG. HAP cited
In a related article, a Philadelphia Inquirer blog by HAP President and CEO Andy Carter discusses the proposed change. HAP cited
Kaiser Health News reports about the health agenda in the recent State of the Union address.
NPR reports about increasing federal interest in surprise medical billing.
The Hill reports that lawmakers in Utah and Idaho are placing restrictions on Medicaid program coverage months after voters approved ballot measures for expansion.
CNBC reports about a new federal loan repayment program for providers treating substance abuse patients in underserved areas.
Medicare and Medicaid:
WHTM-TV reports about the requirement that hospitals post prices online. HAP cited
Insurance and Managed Care:
Fortune reports, “Wealthier people are more likely to receive employer-sponsored insurance than low-wage workers.”
The Observer-Reporter reports about a new three-year contract for employees at Washington Hospital.