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May 14, 2021

Washington Health System, Lawmakers Discuss Path Forward for Post-COVID-19 Health Care

Every hospital and health system has had its own experience with COVID-19, and their paths forward are as diverse as the communities they serve. One thing, however, remains the same across the state: Pennsylvania’s hospital community must remain strong. Today, lawmakers and leaders from Washington Health System (WHS) outlined how the Health Care Heroes and Public Health Preparedness (PA Heroes) Act could improve the public health infrastructure, health care workforce, and access to behavioral health care.

May 06, 2021

New Proposal Would Fund Innovative Programs to Bolster Post-pandemic Health Care

During a press conference today, lawmakers and members of the Pennsylvania hospital community unveiled the Health Care Heroes and Public Health Preparedness Act, a measure that would set aside $650 million of Pennsylvania’s share of the federal Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds to support grants for the hospital community to restore the commonwealth’s health care workforce, strengthen public health infrastructures, and improve access to care—especially behavioral health care.

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.

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.