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March 05, 2021

Western PA Hospital CMOs Endorse All Three COVID-19 Vaccines

A consortium of Western Pennsylvania chief medical officers (CMO) strongly endorsed the safety and effectiveness of all three approved COVID-19 vaccines and recommended residents receive whichever vaccine becomes available to them as soon as possible.

March 04, 2021

HAP Opposes Mandatory PILOT Programs and Emphasizes Community Benefit during Philadelphia Hearing

This week, the Philadelphia City Council’s Committee on Children and Youth held a public hearing about the potential role of the city’s nonprofit organizations in addressing the significant financial challenges facing the Philadelphia public school system. This hearing is the most recent action in an ongoing discussion about whether select nonprofit organizations should make Payments In Lieu Of Taxes (PILOT).

March 04, 2021

PA DHS Identifies Priority Areas during Budget Hearing

Officials with the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) appeared before the House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday to discuss the department’s 2021–2022 fiscal year budget and the vast network of services and programs the department oversees across Pennsylvania.

March 02, 2021

Federal Lawmakers Explore Future of Telehealth

Today, federal lawmakers discussed the rapid rise of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic, while evaluating recent waivers that have expanded access to millions of patients nationwide.

March 01, 2021

Third COVID-19 Vaccine Gains FDA Approval for Emergency Use

On Saturday, Johnson & Johnson became the third company to receive emergency use authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine, marking another public health milestone as vaccine supply continues to pose a substantial challenge across the country.

February 26, 2021

Senator Casey Outlines Proposal to Boost Medicaid Funding during Economic Crisis

During a media briefing today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D, PA) and U.S. Representative Susie Lee (D, NV) introduced legislation that would automatically link federal Medicaid aid to state unemployment levels—a move the lawmakers said would create a “quicker and more responsive” program that strengthens health care coverage during times of crisis.

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