Pat Loeb

The Blue Cross lobby at 19th and Market. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Procrastinators Sign Up For Subsidized Health Insurance As Open Enrollment Deadline Arrives

Today is the final day of open enrollment in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act for this year, and health officials and insurers were prepared for what they expected to be a last-minute surge of sign-ups.

02/15/2015

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Sign Up Surge Expected On Final Day To Get Subsidized Health Insurance This Year

This is the final day of open enrollment for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act for this year. Federal health officials expect a busy day on the insurance marketplace website.

02/15/2015

(credit: Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio)

Romance Behind The Scenery At Pennsylvania Ballet

The ballet may be one of the most romantic settings in the world but for one Philadelphia couple, it’s just a day at the office.

02/14/2015

(The federal government's healthcare.gov web site contained prominent warnings as the signup deadline approached.)

Health Care Officials Warn Uninsured Americans To Get Signed Up By Midnight Sunday

The deadline is Sunday night, and health officials, advocates, and insurers are all urging the uninsured not to wait until Sunday to sign up.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/13/2015

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Convention Team Undaunted By $85M Fundraising Pledge

Comcast executive vice president David Cohen says national companies will seek the promotional opportunity of the convention and give, but he says the city’s real advantage is supportive local leaders.

02/13/2015

Abandoned properties in the 600 block of West Cumberland Street (L) and the 3800 block of Cambridge Street (R) in Philadelphia. (credit: City Controller's office)

Philadelphia’s City Controller: Abandoned Property Poses Public Safety Threat

Philadelphia’s City Controller Alan Butkovitz is calling for the demolition of more than 100 vacant buildings that he says create a public safety hazard.

02/12/2015

(Philadanco's crowdfunding page on Indiegogo features a short video with dance company founder Joan Myers Brown.)

Arts Group ‘Philadanco’ Turns To Crowdfunding For Emergency Furnace Replacement

And their the dilemma shows how vulnerable even a successful arts organization can be.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/11/2015

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One Week Left For Affordable Care Act To Meet Enrollment Goals

This is the final week of open enrollment in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act for this year –and insurers and advocates are making a big push to get the uninsured to sign up.

02/09/2015

Philadelphia Skyline (Credit:  Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

20 Who Offered Ideas For Making Philly A Better Place Are Finalists For Knight Foundation Funding

Twenty projects designed to engage Philadelphians in imaginative new ways are under consideration for funding by the Knight Foundation.

02/08/2015

Regina Moran  during White House tour. (credit: Regina Moran)

Philadelphia Woman, Who Says Health Care Reform Changed Her Life, Invited To White House

A Philadelphia woman’s letter to the President landed her an invitation to the White House last Tuesday and she told him that the Affordable Care Act had changed her life.

02/07/2015

(File photos from CBS3 and City of Phila. TV)

2 Eyeing Philadelphia Mayor’s Office Defend Not Filing Candidacy Paperwork for 2014

Nobody likes paperwork, but for two prospective candidates for mayor of Philadelphia, trying to get around it may have gotten them in trouble with the city’s Board of Elections.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/04/2015

Teamsters gather outside a convention center entrance on 11th Street near Race Street.(credit: Mark Abrams)

Another Victory For Pennsylvania Convention Center In Dispute With Two Unions

The Pennsylvania Convention Center has won another round against the Carpenters and Teamsters unions. The state Labor Relations Board declined to hear the unions’ complaint.

02/03/2015

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Dire Predictions About Affordable Care Act’s Employer Mandate Appear Inaccurate

One month into the new year, it appears that a new provision of the Affordable Care Act, known as the employer mandate, is not creating the ripples that were predicted.

02/02/2015

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Free Device Helps Blind, Visually Impaired Handle Money

After decades of demands from the blind and visually impaired, the U.S. Treasury has come up with a way to make currency accessible.

02/01/2015

(Judge Marjorie Rendell, at the National Constitution Center, during a break in a schoolteachers' forum on the First Amendment.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Former Pennsylvania First Lady Midge Rendell Takes On New Role

Pennsylvania’s former First Lady, Judge Marjorie Rendell, is giving up her full-time seat on the federal Third Circuit Court of Appeals — but she’s hardly retiring.

01/31/2015

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