Pa. mental health services won’t be privatized

March 24, 2008

The Phila. Business Journal reports, “The state Department of Public Welfare on Friday said it has abandoned plans to explore privatization of some mental health services that are provided within the state hospital system.”

Source: Pa. mental health services won’t be privatized

For immigrants, a plan for better health

March 24, 2008

The Daily Pennsylvanian reports, “With a new citywide partnership, Penn is helping senior-citizen immigrants educate their communities – by making videos.”

Source: For immigrants, a plan for better health

Gap in Life Expectancy Widens for the Nation

March 24, 2008

The New York Times reports, “New government research has found “large and growing” disparities in life expectancy for richer and poorer Americans, paralleling the growth of income inequality in the last two decades.”

Source: Gap in Life Expectancy Widens for the Nation

HHS secretary pitches pilot program

March 20, 2008

The Phila. Business Journal reports, ” U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt is encouraging Philadelphia-area doctors to join together and apply for a new Medicare demonstration project that provides incentive payments for physicians’ use of certified electronic health records to improve patient care.”

Source: HHS secretary pitches pilot program

Pa. House passes health-insurance bill

March 18, 2008

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports, “A bill aimed at providing health coverage to about 270,000 uninsured Pennsylvanians passed the state House of Representatives yesterday but faces long odds in the Senate.”

Source: Pa. House passes health-insurance bill

Pennsylvania House poised to pass health plan

March 17, 2008

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports, “More than a year after Gov. Rendell called on the legislature to approve a plan to provide health-care coverage to nearly 800,000 uninsured Pennsylvanians, a scaled-down version of his plan is finally moving through the General Assembly.”

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