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Accountability (When it's broken, we'll show you)

Hospitals now must list their prices, but shopping around might be more confusing than helpful

In Pennsylvania and elsewhere, someone who isn’t a medical billing professional would have no idea what services would be bundled together on a bill.

By Brett Sholtis

State mental health funding hasn’t increased in years. Counties say it’s affecting care.

Most of the mental health care for Pennsylvanians not covered by Medicaid, or insurance is provided through counties and bankrolled by the state.
By Katie Meyer

Updated: December 13, 2018 | 3:22 pm

The state is offering paramedics a type of naloxone the Health Department says they shouldn’t use

The Department of Health's policy directs the use of intravenous doses, not the nasal spray
By Brett Sholtis

Finding a solution to improve nursing home care

Advocates and researchers say these are the eight key solutions Pennsylvania could undertake to protect the elderly from dangerous care.

By Daniel Simmons-Ritchie, PennLive

Profits over patients: Advocates say there’s a reason bad nursing homes don’t improve

The nursing home industry has argued the reason struggling nursing homes don’t improve under new owners has little to do with oversight. Instead, they said, it’s evidence of a different problem: state governments don’t provide enough funding.

By Daniel Simmons-Ritchie, PennLive

‘It was so horrific’: Family says poor nursing home care led to woman’s death

Rick Mantheiy, like many people, had never been eager to place his parents in a nursing home. But in 2017, his family ran out of options.

By Daniel Simmons-Ritchie, PennLive

Worst nursing homes continue to fail the frail despite lawsuit and promises

Golden Living’s homes changed hands, but the care never got better.
By Daniel Simmons-Ritchie, PennLive