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April 29, 2021

Congress Studies Future of Telehealth after COVID-19 Pandemic

During a pair of Congressional hearings Wednesday, federal lawmakers expressed concerns about the pandemic’s toll on mental health and explored the role of telehealth to address the nation’s growing behavioral health crisis.

April 02, 2021

PA Extends Pennie Health Insurance Deadline to August 15

Pennsylvania residents who need health insurance, or those who may want to change their current plan, have three additional months to evaluate their options on the state’s health insurance marketplace, Pennie.

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.

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.

February 25, 2021

Former PA Health Secretary Testifies during Confirmation Hearing for HHS Post

During a U.S. Senate nomination hearing today, former Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine, MD, touted her career in public health advocating for children, battling the opioid crisis, and addressing the COVID-19 pandemic as she begins the confirmation process to serve in a top role in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

February 24, 2021

AHA Report Highlights Financial Fallout from COVID-19

A report released today from the American Hospital Association (AHA) outlines the damaging financial impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on hospitals and the continued pressures they will face during 2021.