Christine Cronkright

(Pa. governor Tom Corbett, in file photo by Patrick Smith/ Getty Images)

Corbett Softens Stance on Medical Marijuana To Treat Childhood Disorders

A Corbett spokeswoman says the governor’s proposal, which would need legislative approval, would represent a tightly controlled, targeted approach.

05/01/2014

(Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett.  File photo by Patrick Smith/ Getty Images)

US Official Fails To Convince Gov. Corbett To Expand Medicaid Eligibility

Governor Tom Corbett’s meeting with HHS secretary Katlheen Sebelius has not resulted in a change of heart for the governor when it comes to his position on expanding Medicaid eligibility in Pennsylvania.

04/03/2013

President Barack Obama is applauded after signing the Affordable Health Care for America Act in 2010.  Credit:  Win McNamee/ Getty Images)

Corbett Decides To Let Feds Set Up Pennsylvania’s Health Insurance Exchange

In late November, Gov. Corbett said he was frustrated about a lack of detail from the feds about the rules regarding health exchanges, which will be clearinghouses in which people can shop for insurance policies.

12/12/2012

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West Nile Virus Makes Its Earliest-Ever Seasonal Appearance In Pennsylvania

It’s the earliest detection of the virus in Pennsylvania since the state began monitoring in 2000.

05/10/2012

(Micrograph of rabies virus.  File photo)

Man Who Unknowingly Held Rabid Fox In Wayne, Pa. Apparently Avoided Infection

A lab test on the fox confirmed it had rabies, and health officials put out an alert for the man to come forward.

04/26/2012

(Gov. Tom Corbett, in file photo.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

Pa. Gov Signs Tougher Abortion Clinic Rules

A bill that could mean expensive facility and staff expansions for clinics that perform abortions in Pennsylvania became state law Thursday after a bitter fight in the Legislature over how to respond to grotesque conditions discovered at a Philadelphia clinic last year.

12/22/2011

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