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June 14, 2021

Bill Banning Required Proof of Vaccination Leaves House Committee

Senate Bill 618, which would ban requiring proof of vaccination for use of state and local government facilities, and including any institution of higher education receiving state funding, came out of the state House Health Committee on a party-line vote. 

June 08, 2021

PA Committees Approve Proposals to Support Health Care Workforce

Pennsylvania lawmakers today advanced proposals to modernize the commonwealth’s statutes for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) and Physician Assistants (PA), while supporting a measure that would allow nurses to work across state lines.

June 03, 2021

New PHC4 Report Outlines Growing Financial Stress for PA Hospitals

In its financial analysis of general acute care hospitals for fiscal year (FY) 2020, Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) uncovered a significant drop in the statewide average of total margins (from 6.63% during FY 2019 to 3.93% during FY 2020), as well as the statewide average of operating margins (from 5.61% during FY 2019 to 3.73% during FY 2020).