“Negotiators to meet amid Pennsylvania’s budget stalemate”

Article Link This July 6, 2015 article found on the Lancaster Online website talks about the stalemate between Governor Wolf and the GOP as negotiations continue over the state budget.  The article points out that state employees would still be

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“100 things to know about Medicare and Medicaid — 2015 update”

Article Link This July 2, 2015 article written by Emily Rappleye and found on Becker’s Hospital CFO website, offers some facts about Medicare, including but not limited to things like, who qualifies, who pays for it, a comparison in the

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“Bill a good start in reforming mental-health care”

Article Link This July 2, 2015 article found on the Philly.com website talks about not only the benefits of Rep. Tim Murphy’s mental health bill, but also points out some weaknesses I feel are worth taking a serious look at

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“July Is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month”

Article Link This June 30, 2015 Huff Post article talks about July being Minority Mental Health Awareness Month.

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“Pa. DOC meets aggressive goal for mental health training”

Article Link This June 23, 2015 CorrectionsOne.com article talks about the Pennsylvania Dept. of Corrections meeting their goal of achieving an aggressive goal to carry out more mental health training to correction staff.

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“Supreme Court Allows Nationwide Health Care Subsidies”

Article Link This June 25, 2015 New York Times article talks about the supreme court ruling upholding the subsidies to low and middle class people for healthcare insurance.

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“SCOTUS Decision in FHA Case Reinforces Critical Tool To Address Housing Discrimination”

Article Link This June 25, 2015 Human Rights Campaign blog post talks about a recent Supreme Court ruling on the legality of lawsuits on systemic discrimination and housing.  The ruling upholds the protections offered by the Fair Housing Act.

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“Philly mental health community reflects on Byberry state hospital closure 25 years later “

Article Link This June 22, 2015 article on the NewsWorks website talks about the need to commemorate the people who suffered at Philadelphia State Hospital or “Byberry” as it is often called.  The article also points out that people with

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“Murphy’s bill to overhaul mental health system stirs debate”

Article Link This June 17, 2015 article on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website talks about the ongoing controversy surrounding Rep. Tim Murphy’s reformed, mental health reform bill.

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“Poor Health as Teen, Poor Job Prospects Later, Study Suggests”

Article Link This June 22, 2015 Healthy Place article found on the Philly.com website talks about the life-long impact that poor physical and/or mental health in teens can have with regards to their ability to further their education or seek

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