The United States is facing a 16,000 shortage of primary care physicians, a current Senate report finds.
Penn study showed that children who were publicly insured were rejected or delayed care disproportionately more often than children who were privately covered.
Over fifteen hundred Pennsylvanians have been enrolled in the PA Fair Care, a temporarily federally funded program.
The new changes in health insurance regulations have open the door for scammers to target senior citizens, small business owners, people who buy individual coverage, and the uninsured. There are several cases in Pennsylvania that have surfaced and are expect to increase in the upcoming months. Advocacy and government agencies have taken action to educate the public on strategies to avoid insurance scams.
The Montgomery Hopsital Medical center has seen a drastic rise in births, many of which to mothers with no health insurance.
The study predicts a significant reduction in the number of uninsured adults in Pennsylvania, with the federal government paying a majority of the costs.
Probably the biggest provision in the reform package is $11 billion earmarked for new funding for the community health centers program over five years beginning in fiscal year 2011, which starts in October, reports the newspaper.
If passed, the bill would establish the framework for a program to expand the use of community health care clinics as a way to serve the uninsured and/or low income Pennsylvanians.
Beginning March 1, those who choose to pay an at-cost monthly premium for coverage while waiting for a spot to open for them in the much cheaper program will see their monthly premium go from an average of $330 to $600.
Newspapers across the state area reporting on how their counties fared.