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Wolf Administration To Begin Reorganizing Medicaid Plans

Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration plans to begin transferring more than a million adult Medicaid enrollees into a single, new benefits program that it touts as a more efficient and effective way of providing health care for the poor, disabled and elderly.

04/24/2015

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Cystic Fibrosis Patient Seeking Help From UPMC

Katie Prager has cystic fibrosis and needs a double lung transplant to save her life. The problem: insurance won’t pay for it.

04/02/2015

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Ex-Hospice Executive Indicted In Multimillion-Dollar Fraud Case

The former head of a Pittsburgh-area hospice has been indicted on charges she used patients who weren’t terminally ill to collect millions of dollars in false Medicare and Medicaid billings.

02/27/2015

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Man Forced To Not Shower For 6 Months Due To Health Insurance Red Tape

A local man who is quadriplegic can’t use his bathroom because of health insurance red tape — and he’s not alone.

02/09/2015

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Highmark-UPMC Relationship Ends With Exceptions

Jan. 1 starts a new relationship between Highmark’s insurance customers and UPMC, and it’s sometimes hard to sort out what it all means.

12/31/2014

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Wolf Campaigns In Pittsburgh, Says He Would Expand Medicaid If Elected

Despite a double digit lead in the polls, Democrat Tom Wolf was back on the campaign trail, this time at the Bidwell Training Center in Manchester, where he heard about efforts to train high school students in a wide range of arts from culinary to pottery to photography.

08/29/2014

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As Corbett Ponders Signing The Budget, Wolf Says He Doesn’t Like It

While Governor Corbett evaluates whether to sign the budget his fellow Republicans in the legislature have sent to him, his Democratic challenger Tom Wolf, campaigning in Pittsburgh, told KDKA political editor Jon Delano he disliked this budget but stopped short of saying he would veto it.

07/07/2014

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Pennsylvania Awaits Ruling On Medicaid Expansion

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has softened his rhetoric while he awaits a federal decision on his request to link a work requirement to benefits under the Medicaid expansion.

04/27/2014

Can I Pay For A Dentist With My Health Insurance?

For children, those younger than 19, dental care is a pediatric service that must be covered as an essential benefit.

03/20/2014

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Medicaid Alternative Proposal

Critics are taking aim at Gov. Tom Corbett’s plan to bring billions of federal health care dollars into Pennsylvania.

12/06/2013

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Three Glaring Changes Needed To Fix Obamacare

Some immediate fixes can address problems that are becoming evident as provisions of the new law take effect.

11/18/2013

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Health Insurance For Uninsured Kicks Off On Tuesday

Tuesday, Oct. 1, is the first day uninsured Americans can sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, often known as Obamacare.

09/30/2013

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Gov. Corbett Agrees To Accept Medicaid Expansion Funding

For months, Gov. Tom Corbett has said no to expanding the state’s Medicaid program under the affordable care act – known as Obamacare.

09/16/2013

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Low Or No Cost Health Care Options For People With Low Incomes

Several health coverage and care options are now available for individuals and families in lower income brackets.

07/21/2013

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Pennsylvania Medicaid Expansion Shelved

On Wednesday, a state Senate committee gave up its effort to expand the state’s Medicaid program to tens of thousands of uninsured Pennsylvanians.

KDKA-TV–07/03/2013

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