Opposition to Department of Aging Merger

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Pennsylvania legislators are currently considering Governor Wolf’s proposal to merge four Pennsylvania human service agencies. The Governor would like to consolidate the current Departments of Aging (PDA), Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP), Health (DOH), and Human Services (DHS) into a unified Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). In recent weeks legislators have heard testimony […]

Preparing for your Hospital Discharge

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Are you or a loved one being discharged from a hospital to home? It’s important to be prepared before the discharge. Advance preparation will make life easier for both patient and family, help ensure that the proper home care is received, and prevent readmission to the hospital. Research shows that about 34% of Medicare recipients […]

Long-Term Care Insurance Company Liquidated by State

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[50 percent of policyholders are expected to have claims in excess of what will be paid.] Long-term care insurance policies were initially developed in the late 1960s to supplement Medicare skilled care payments for nursing home care. By 1990 policies had evolved to cover a wide range of non-skilled long term care services including home […]