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Poor People’s Campaign wants to remind lawmakers about General Assistance

The group argues the strong economy makes it a good time to reinstate the cash assistance program. But the GOP-controlled legislature is wary of increased spending.
By Katie Meyer

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Deaths of people with intellectual disabilities in Pa. went unreported, says federal regulator

Thousands of unreported “critical incidents,” including two deaths and cases of abuse and neglect, were found in an audit of medical claims.

By Brett Sholtis

New regulations are changing which drugs Medicaid covers in Pennsylvania. Here’s what that means for consumers.

As of January 1, the State Department of Human Services is requiring that all prescriptions covered by Medicaid be drawn from the same preferred prescription drug list, which switches out a number of medications for cheaper alternatives.

By Liz Tung/WHYY

Deaths of 5 Erie children prompt day care fire safety effort

The Human Services Department said Thursday its Office of Child Development and Early Learning will perform fire safety checks during inspections, starting next week.

By The Associated Press