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Updated: December 8, 2020 | 4:44 pm

Nursing home industry: Pennsylvania illegally withheld funds

The lawsuit, filed in state court and announced Tuesday, contended the Department of Human Services is refusing to provide supplemental payments to nursing homes as required by law, depriving them of crucial funding to fight the pandemic.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

Smart Talk: State of children in Pa.

Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children release reports on child welfare and healthcare
By Scott LaMar

‘Truly outrageous’: Trump administration rejects Pa. plea for extra food benefits for state’s neediest families

The Pennsylvania Department Human Services had been planning to distribute $42 million to the parents of about 330,000 kids later this month

By Nina Feldman/WHYY and Miles Bryan/Keystone Crossroads

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Huge budget cuts could hurt people with mental illness, disabilities most, Pa. providers fear

Eight years ago, the state slashed $84 million targeted toward these programs and many services were eliminated. Now, advocates fear they could be on the chopping block again.
By Ed Mahon/Spotlight PA

Philadelphia, state investigate sex abuse claims at care facility

An investigative report by The Philadelphia Inquirer found Devereux is plagued by inadequate supervision of staff. The report also noted that at least 41 intellectually disabled children have reported sexual assaults over the past quarter-century.

By The Associated Press

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

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