Health Care

Health Care Open Enrollment: Fast Facts

Open enrollment for 2019 plans starts November 1, 2018. You must sign up by December 15, 2018 to be covered in 2019. Most people will qualify for financial help. Every year during open enrollment, you should log on to www.healthcare.gov and make sure your contact information and your income informa Read More >


Affordable Care Act

In March 2010, President Obama signed comprehensive health reform, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), into law. The law makes preventive care—including family planning and related services—more accessible and affordable for many Americans. While some provisions of the  Read More >


Food and Drug Administration

The Food and Drug Administration is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. FDA is also responsible fo Read More >


CHIP

Visit the PA Child Health Insurance Program CHIP covers all uninsured children and teens in PA. It’s short for the Children's Health Insurance Program – Pennsylvania's program to provide health insurance to all uninsured children and teens who are not eligible for or enrolled in Medical Read More >


Medicare

Medicare is a national social insurance program, administered by the U.S. federal government since 1965 that guarantees access to health insurance for Americans aged 65 and older and younger people with disabilities, as well as people with end stage renal disease and persons with Lou Gehrig’s  Read More >


Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks. Typical symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and a characteristic skin rash called erythema migrans. If left untreated, infection can spread to joints, the  Read More >