Brett Sholtis, Reporter

Brett Sholtis is a reporter for PA Post. He’s also WITF’s Transforming Health reporter, focusing on health policy and personal health issues. Brett previously worked as a business reporter for York Daily Record. He’s a graduate of University of Pittsburgh.

Latest by Brett Sholtis

Praying for involuntary commitment: One family struggles to help their bipolar daughter

The Stringer family sees profound failures of the mental health system in Pennsylvania
By Brett Sholtis

Updated: July 3, 2019 | 9:25 am

Whistleblower: LGH settlement with DOJ fails to address core problems

“It’s a slap on the wrist with a feather."
By Brett Sholtis

UPMC hearing gives glimpse into bitter Highmark feud

Two days, three witnesses and hundreds of pages of exhibits all boil down to one question: Did UPMC agree to a clause that would give the state a chance to extend its 2014 agreement with UPMC and Highmark?

By Brett Sholtis

Plan for Pennsylvania to take over health insurance marketplace gaining ground

Pennsylvania pays the federal government about $94 million a year to run the marketplace, state Rep. Bryan Cutler said. With the proposal, Pennsylvania would use technology other states have already shown to be effective to run the marketplace at a much lower cost, which he estimated to be about $35 million annually. 

By Brett Sholtis

Here’s how the state is spending a $56M grant to address opioid addiction

Housing for people with opioid use disorder tops the list of spending from the federal grant to address opioid addiction in Pennsylvania.
By Brett Sholtis

Pa. Health Department declares Hepatitis A outbreak, cause unknown

Philadelphia and Allegheny counties have seen the highest concentrations of cases
By Brett Sholtis