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Pa. Attorney General: Chain Of Nursing Homes Took Advantage Of The Elderly And Infirm

Pennsylvania’s attorney general announced legal action against a chain of nursing home companies that operates 36 facilities in the state. The company is accusing Kathleen Kane of using her office inappropriately.

07/01/2015

(Catherine Carr, executive director of Community Legal Services, accepts the Philadelphia Bar Association's "Sandra Day O'Connor" award.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Head of Community Legal Services Gets Phila. Bar Association Service Award

The Philadelphia Bar Association honored Catherine Carr for a career devoted to justice and advocating for women’s rights.

06/09/2015

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Study Shows Criminal Records Present Significant Employment Hurdle For Women Of Color

The city and the nation has focused a lot attention on the impact of the criminal justice system on men and boys of color, but a new report shows women of color who have a criminal record have a tough time as well.

03/16/2014

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Corbett’s Medicaid Expansion Plan Gets Mixed Reception at Phila. Hearings

The plan includes major Medicaid reforms designed to reduce costs to the state, including monthly premiums for adults, work-search requirements, and caps on the number of medical visits and tests that can be performed.

01/03/2014

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Corbett Challenged Over Moving Kids To Medicaid

Gov. Tom Corbett is pressing the federal government for an exemption that he said will prevent about 70,000 Pennsylvania children in a state-subsidized health insurance program from having to switch to Medicaid, although a public interest law center challenging Corbett’s claims said the children will be better off under Medicaid.

05/31/2013

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Philadelphia Advocates Say Study Backing Medicaid Makes Sense

Medicaid is a key part of President Obama’s health care reform law, and a new study shows that it does help to make people’s lives better.

07/07/2011