Pennsylvania Needs To Expand Medicaid Eligibility

House Democratic Caucus Chairman Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, issued this statement in response to today"s opposition by some House Republicans to the federally funded Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act: "The Republican governors of Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and North Dakota
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2012 Vote Boosts Women’s Share of Congressional Seats

By Charlene Porter Staff Writer Women won seats in the U.S. Congress in record numbers in the 2012 U.S. elections, giving them the strongest representation they have ever held in the nation’s legislative branch of government. In the U.S. Senate in 2013, 11 newly elected women will join nine female (more...)

U.S. Pledges More Aid, Continued Support for Syrian People

By MacKenzie C. Babb
Staff Writer
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has announced the United States will contribute an additional $5.5 million to support the more than 140,000 people who have fled Syria’s ongoing violence. “With these contributions, the United States is now providing nearly $82 million for food, (more...)

Romney Picks Conservative Paul Ryan as Running Mate

The Republican Party’s presumed presidential nominee, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, has picked Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan to be his vice presidential nominee. Having Ryan on the Republican ticket will focus much of the remaining U.S. presidential campaign on the competing economic visions between Romney and (more...)

Miami-Area Doctors Convicted for Medicare Fraud Scheme

A federal jury convicted two Miami-area doctors, one Miami-area therapist and two others for their participation in a Medicare fraud scheme involving more than $205 million in fraudulent billings by American Therapeutic Corporation (ATC), a mental health care corporation, the Department of Justice, the FBI and (more...)

$50 Million For Economic Development In Southeast PA

U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz joined Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter and John Grady, President of Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) today to announce that PIDC will receive $50 million through the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program to spur private sector investment in low and moderate (more...)

Fixing Economy Key to U.S. Future, Former Officials Say

By Andrzej Zwaniecki Staff Writer The period after the November elections and into the first months of 2013 will be critical for the U.S. economic future as the president and new Congress face the challenge of laying a framework for major economic reforms, according to former U.S. policymakers and central bankers. The administration and legislators will (more...)

About Middle Class, Medicare & Crisis

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz issued the following statement after the joint Senate-House conference committee signed a conference report to extend middle class tax cuts, extend unemployment assistance, and prevent cuts to the Medicare physician payment rate. “The Conference Committee has reached a bipartisan agreement to (more...)

Budget to Cut Deficit, Support Economic Recovery

By MacKenzie C. Babb Staff Writer President Obama has sent to Congress his federal budget for fiscal year 2013, a White House road map for how the United States can “grow the economy, create jobs and give Americans everywhere the security they deserve.” Obama introduced his budget in a February (more...)

Republican Opposition To Middle Class Tax Cuts

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz issued the following statement after Congressional Republicans voted against legislation to extend middle class tax cuts, extend unemployment assistance, and fix the Medicare physician payment rate. “Today, Speaker Boehner and House Republicans blocked an overwhelmingly bipartisan proposal to extend the payroll tax cut. (more...)

U.S., Global Partners Pledge Continued Afghanistan Support

By MacKenzie C. Babb Staff Writer Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has pledged continued U.S. support for Afghanistan, joining nearly 100 nations in doing so at an international conference in Bonn, Germany, as Afghanistan works toward increasing self-sustainability. “We want to send a very clear message to the people (more...)

TB Deaths Reach New Lows

By Charlene Porter Staff Writer The number of deaths from tuberculosis and the number of new cases of this infectious disease are both on the decline, according to data released by the World Health Organization (WHO) October 11. The number of TB deaths is moving steadily downward from 1.8 million (more...)

Hospital Advocates Warn of Budget Plan’s Impact on Health Care

Hospital Advocates Warn of Budget Plan’s Impact on Health Care

State Sen. Mike Stack today warned of the disastrous impact of state budget cuts to health programs and services as the Senate tackles the House Republican version of the 2011-12 state budget. He, along with state Sens. Shirley Kitchen, Andy Dinniman, Larry Farnese and Jim Brewster; Ken Braithwaite, regional (more...)

About 100 Doctors, Nurses, Therapists Arrested

ABC News reported, that federal agents raided health care facilities in nine states (Miami, Brooklyn, Tampa, Chicago, Baton Rouge, Houston, Dallas, and Los Angeles), arresting dozens of suspects believed to be defrauding Medicare. More than 100 doctors, nurses, therapists and healthcare company executives have allegedly been stealing $200 million (more...)

Community Home Health

Community Home Health, Inc. (CHH) offers a wide range of home health care programs and services to people of all ages. Since 1996, our trusted agency provided care for those who have been facing illness and/or medical limitations. Our professionals use the latest medical technologies to provide high quality, compassionate (more...)