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by Joe Shaheeli It’s time for non-committal members of the PA General Assembly to show  their support and put in their appearances at the weekly Friday informational protests outside the Convention Center. They also need to pressure the Convention Center management demanding an end to an unfair lock out. Calling in their dues for the […]

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Tartaglione Picnic Series Equips Kids For School Sen. Tartaglione is scheduled to visit Wissinoming Park on Frankford Avenue today to host the second in a series of picnics where she has been giving out school supplies and back packs. The senator and her staff visited historic Burholme Park last Thursday and handed out free backpacks […]

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by Joe Shaheeli Once in a while we join the prognosticators in how races will end up. We stopped hesitating a couple weeks ago after watching some of the bell-weather stats coming from both gubernatorial camps. We think we have Gov. Tom Corbett’s strategy down pat, but haven’t yet figured out Tom Wolf’s direction. We […]

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Commute Aging Lifers Whatever the reason those in their teens and twenties are sentenced to life in prison, it is obvious over the years, they change dramatically, with their brains growing wiser and their bodies succumbing to the problems associated with aging. Case after case, especially in our state prisons, “old heads” have proven true […]

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by Ron Pollack Medicare health coverage is fairly comprehensive. But if you need a lot of care, Medicare can leave you with significant out-of-pocket costs. That’s why most people have some kind of supplemental insurance to help cover the costs that Medicare doesn’t. Choosing a supplemental plan that makes sense for you is not always […]

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Edmund Lafer MD, MBA, has joined Health Partners Plans as its new medical director. Dr. Lafer functions as an integral part of the Healthcare Senior Management team, whose responsibilities include disease management, care utilization, provider relations and pharmacy services. Dr. Lafer experience with hospital relations will be instrumental in helping HP to build stronger partnerships […]

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by Dr. Bill Miller The agitating Ebola emergency has captured headlines. There are some who undoubtedly assume that this kind of epidemic is unusual. However, localized epidemic disease has been a part of the biological system of the planet since the origin of life. Pandemics in which the spread of disease can encompass a continent […]

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Reports continue to report of the growing shortage of physicians facing the nation, Rather than deal with that shortage, the trend is to find ways to replace physicians with cheaper alternatives, a practice known in other industries as de-skilling. Remapping Debate explains a signature feature of the way public policy tends to be decided in […]

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Health Partners Foundation  Awards College Scholarships

Health Partners Foundation gave four students college scholarships and honored 100 students for perfect attendance during its “Be There!” perfect attendance and Make Dreams Reality scholarship luncheon. The perfect attendance and scholarship programs recognize students for their exemplary achievements, while aiming to teach them the importance of education. During the ceremony, FBI Community Outreach Specialist […]

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A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the City by the Institute for Justice and a group of Philadelphians seeks to end the Civil forfeiture laws in Philadelphia, which allow law enforcement officials to seize private property, sell it and pocket the proceeds—even if the property owner is never charged with a crime. Presently property […]

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