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Health Care

Pennsylvania & The Affordable Care Act

What The Affordable Care Act Means For Pennsylvanians

07/30/2013

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The New Patient’s Bill Of Rights

The new Patient’s Bill of Rights protects many basic rights of Americans when it comes to personal health care and dealing with insurance companies.

07/22/2013

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Health Care Costs In America Versus The Rest Of The World

While America has the most expensive health care system in the world, Americans do not live longer or have better health than people in most other developed countries.

07/20/2013

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Man Left Paralyzed Not Getting Care He Was Approved For

An afternoon of family fun left a New Kensington man paralyzed. More than a year later, he’s finally back home, but his wife says he is not getting the around-the-clock care he was approved for.

07/12/2013

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UPMC Taking Steps To Ban On-Duty Employees From Smoking

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is the area’s largest health employer with more than 60,000 employees.

07/11/2013

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UPMC Board Votes Not To Extend Highmark’s Contract

The battle continues to heat up between UPMC and Highmark.

06/14/2013

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New Highmark Ad Goes After UPMC

Highmark has launched a new advertisement designed to rally support for its acquisition of West Penn Allegheny with a pointed attack on its rival UPMC.

04/12/2013

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Study: Treatment, Care For Dementia More Costly Than Heart Disease, Cancer

New research shows dementia is more costly than heart disease or cancer.

04/03/2013

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Local Woman’s Wins Lawsuit To Get Low-Income Health Care Reinstated

Funds for low-income health insurance programs were diverted, the programs disbanded and that has left thousands in Pennsylvania with no assistance. On Tuesday, a Commonwealth Court judge declared unconstitutional a state law that siphoned money from the Adult Basic Health Care program into state coffers.

03/05/2013

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Healthcare Changes To Expect in 2013

Dimitri Vassilaros spoke with The Cato Institute’s Director of Health Policy Studies Michael Cannon regarding health care changes expected Jan. 1.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–12/31/2012

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Opinion: Americans Failed Walmart Workers

After all the hype regarding Walmart employees’ discontent with their employer and the threat of a strike on Black Friday, the long holiday weekend was saw banner sales and virtually no protest at Walmarts.

11/26/2012

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Opinion: Happy Thanksgiving

The Buck Starts Here wishes a happy Thanksgiving to our readers. For progressives there is much to be thankful for this year.

11/22/2012

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Opinion: Four More Years Of Gridlock

Even the most liberal of Democrats must agree that Obama’s inability to get foes to work with him is severely impeding any progress this country.

11/08/2012

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Opinion: This Is What A Mandate Looks Like

After two years and more than two billion dollars spent, President Obama was returned to Washington with a clear mandate on the economy and the direction of the country.

11/07/2012

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Opinion: President Obama Says Vote For Revenge

On Friday, President Barack Obama told his supporters at a campaign rally – inside a public high school, no less – to vote for revenge!

11/05/2012

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