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1 hr ago | The Washington Post

Indiana, Several Other States Look To Expand Medicaid Next Year

With the long-awaited deal to expand Medicaid finally struck last week between Pennsylvania and the Obama administration, 27 states and the District of Columbia have adopted a key coverage plank of the Affordable Care Act.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Pennsylvania, District of Columbia Government, Washington DC, Bill Haslam, US Governors

5 hrs ago | Common Dreams

'No Escape': Alarming Cancer Rates at Prison Built Next to Toxic Coal Dump

A report released by human rights groups in Pennsylvania on Tuesday questions whether cancer rates and other serious health ailments among inmates at a maximum security state prison are connected to an adjacent coal waste dump.

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Related Topix: Prison, Pennsylvania, State Prisons, State Correctional Institution - Fayette, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

6 hrs ago | Business Journal

Off the market: Morgan, Lewis to stay on Pennsylvania Avenue

Morgan, Lewis has opted to stay put at 1111 Pennsylvania Ave. NW instead of kicking off the construction of a new office building with a pre-lease.

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6 hrs ago | Business Journal

Off the market: Morgan, Lewis to stay on Pennsylvania Avenue

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP has opted to slim down and stay put at 1111 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, a 14-story building across from the Old Post Office in downtown D.C., parting ways with a number of big law firms that have opted to trigger or anchor new construction in the District.

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6 hrs ago | Philly.com

In Pennsylvania, buying alcohol over the border makes you a bootlegger

Adam Vickers is a just a regular guy who works for a general contractor and sometimes takes the back way home from work in Maryland.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Stewartstown, PA

10 hrs ago | The Times-Tribune

Pragmatism trump politics

The Department of Health and Human Services last week accepted Gov. Tom Corbett's plan to use federal money to pay private companies to provide health coverage to uninsured people.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Tom Corbett, Pennsylvania, Opinion

14 hrs ago | The York Daily Record

5 differences between Gov. Corbett, opponent Wolf

Republican incumbent Tom Corbett is battling chronically weak polling numbers despite first-term accomplishments that include erasing a multibillion-dollar budget shortfall without major tax increases and signing a transportation-improvement program that has jump-started highway and bridge projects stalled for years.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Tom Corbett, Pennsylvania, Tax, Healthcare Law, Law

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Medical News Today

New type of cell movement discovered

For decades, researchers have used petri dishes to study cell movement. These classic tissue culture tools, however, only permit two-dimensional movement, very different from the three-dimensional movements that cells make in a human body.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania

Townhall

Justice Dept Sues Police Force for Treating Women Equally

Forget about that phony IRS scandal The DOJ apparently has a real problem to which they are focused like a laser.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Opinion

Sun Aug 31, 2014

The Washington Post

Medicaid expansion holdouts are ideologically

WE WOULD congratulate Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett , if it were seemly to commend public officials for doing the obvious.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Pennsylvania, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Opinion

PennLive.com

One lane clear, one still blocked, in Pa. Turnpike crash

The lefthand lane has been cleared, but the right lane is still blocked in the second Sunday crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

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The Motley Fool

The Next Obamacare Domino to Fall

Initially intended for all states, Medicaid expansion became a state-by-state choice after the Supreme Court ruled in 2012 that including expansion in the Affordable Care Act was coercive because states didn't have enough time to voluntarily consent to the change, and states failing to enact it could lose their federal funding.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Pennsylvania, Social Security, Personal Finance, Health Insurance

The Spokesman-Review

Smart Bombs: Obama bashing isn't cheap - Sun, 31 Aug 2014 PST

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has on his desk - or, perhaps, a dusty shelf - a couple of reports that scream "take the Medicaid expansion!" Other Republican governors do, too, and they're starting to cave to the reality that it's not worth punishing uninsured citizens, hospitals and taxpayers to aid and abet Obama Derangement Syndrome.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, C. Otter, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Pennsylvania

NewsTarget.com

It is Illegal to add fluoride to food or salt in the U.S

In 1909 the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed a law that prohibited the addition of any fluoride chemical to food.

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Related Topix: Prison, Pennsylvania

Sat Aug 30, 2014

NBC Philadelphia

New Philly Grads Get $150K for Special Projects

The University of Pennsylvania recently launched the President's Engagement Prizes, which will allow students to obtain up to $150,000 to take on local, national or global engagement projects the first year after they graduate.

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Related Topix: University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania

The Atlantic

Our Roommates, Ourselves

How the slob you were paired with freshman year will influence your figure, your mental health, and other casualties of college When I first arrived for freshman orientation at American University, I was paired with a stranger.

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Related Topix: American University, Pennsylvania

Greenwich Citizen

5 differences between Gov. Corbett, opponent Wolf

Republican incumbent Tom Corbett is battling chronically weak polling numbers despite first-term accomplishments that include erasing a multibillion-dollar budget shortfall without major tax increases and signing a transportation-improvement program that has jump-started highway and bridge projects stalled for years.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Tom Corbett, Pennsylvania, Tax, Healthcare Law, Law

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Lewistown Sentinel

Sandusky scandal spurs changes in Pennsylvania laws

In the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal, the Pennsylvania General Assembly set out on a mission to strengthen the commonwealth's child abuse laws.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Sex Scandal, Pennsylvania, Criminal Defense Law

Medical News Today

Animal study reduces harmful accumulation of proteins in lysosomal storage disease

Treating the rare disease MPS I is a challenge. MPS I, caused by the deficiency of a key enzyme called IDUA, eventually leads to the abnormal accumulation of certain molecules and cell death.

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Related Topix: University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, Health

Insurance Journal West

NORCAL Mutual Begins Offering Med Mal Coverage in Del., Penn.

NORCAL Mutual Insurance Company, a medical professional liability insurance carrier domiciled in San Francisco, said it is now offering its medical professional liability coverage to healthcare professionals in Delaware and Pennsylvania.

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