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(US Sen. Pat Toomey, in Philadelphia last June.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

Sen. Toomey Pushes For End of Over-12 Rule For Adult Lung Transplant Recipients

Toomey isn’t pushing for a particular new policy but says he’s been told that the current lower age limit of 12 for adult lung transplants is arbitrary.

06/10/2013

(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

(US health secretary Kathleen Sebelius, far right, is joined by Congressmembers Chaka Fattah, second from right, and Allyson Schwartz, third from right, on a tour by officials at the Fairmount Primary Care Center.  Credit: John McDevitt)

US Health Secretary in Philadelphia To Announce Grants For Health Centers

The US secretary of Health and Human Services paid a visit to Philadelphia on Tuesday to make a major announcement regarding one of the results of President Obama’s health care legislation.

05/01/2012

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