Bucks County residents send a message to Obama on health care

Bucks County residents had their say about health care December 30 at at community meeting at the Doylestown Borough Hall. 

As reported by the Bucks County Courier Times, the discussion was one of hundreds that President-elect Obama's transition team has been sponsoring across the nation to discuss reform of the health care system.

Obama transition team hears about health care from Sunbury residents

Sunbury residents had their say December 29th at a speak-out session on health care.  The event was organized by the Obama-Biden Transition Project for the purpose of seeking citizen input on how to reform our health care system.

The Daily Item of Northumberland County reported on the meeting.

Economy exposes sick health care system

The Scranton Times-Tribune makes the link between economic revitalization and health system reform in its December 30 editorial.  "Economic problems have revealed that the (health care) system - or the convoluted patchwork that passes for a system - is in critical condition."

Health system reform a necessary part of economic restructuring

Writing in the December 30 edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Michael Vitez describes a few of the millions who await President-elect Obama's action on health system reform.

Free treatment for women diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer

Pennsylvania women diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer are eligible for free medical treatment under the Pennsylvania Department of Health's Healthy Woman Program.

To be eligible, women must meet the following criteria:  (a) be uninsured or without credible insurance; (b) be under age 65; (c) have annual household income less than 250 percent of the federal poverty line ($24,500 for a single-person household and just under $50,000 for a four-person household); and (d) receive screening, diagnostic, or consultative services from the Healthy Woman Program.