Posted on July 6, 2015 by Webtypo
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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 paid, but that county social services that provide a safety-net for Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable citizens would go unpaid until a budget is passed.
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Posted on January 27, 2015 by Webtypo
This January 26, 2015 Herald-Standard article offers some brief and relatively vague information about changes that Obama has proposed to make to the Medicare Program which provides health care
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coverage to Seniors and people with disabilities.
I found a Fact Sheet on the CMS website that offers more information about the changes being made to Medicare
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Posted on January 24, 2015 by Webtypo
This January 19, 2014 open letter found on the Healthy Place website talks about the struggles faced by people who are disabled by a mental illness. I tip my hat to the author of it …. I live what you described though with a handful of different dx which includes anxiety disorder among others.
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Posted on April 6, 2014 by Webtypo
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This April 2, 2014 New York Times article talks about the division within the mental health community caused by Rep. Tim Murphy’s Mental Health reform bill.
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Posted on March 29, 2014 by Webtypo
This March 28, 2014 Digital Journal article talks about the Medicare Reform bill now in the senate pointing out that it includes provisions for the forced or coerced treatment of people with mental illnesses.
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Posted on March 11, 2014 by Webtypo
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This March 11, 2014 article on the GantDaily.com website talks about a decision by Medicare to continue covering medications and not going with their plan to decrease the number of covered medications.
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