Medicare Trustees report deteriorating financial conditions

The just released 2011 Medicare trustees report does not contain any big surprises. Much of what the trustees say in this report they have said before: Medicare poses enormous challenges for patients and taxpayers alike, and its financial condition continues a downward slide. Some key findings: Medicare’s unfunded obligations increased by $2 trillion. A key […]

Governor to have Back Surgery on Monday

News services in Pittsburgh and Erie are reporting that Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett will undergo back surgery  Monday in Pittsburgh for treatment of spinal stenosis. The surgery at Allegheny General Hospital will require the governor to stay in the hospital for one or two days, the governor’s office announced today. Corbett is expected to resume […]

Governor Corbett Orders Flags Statewide to Fly at Half-Staff

Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett today ordered all U.S. and Pennsylvania flags at commonwealth facilities statewide to be flown at half-staff on Sunday, May 15 to recognize National Peace Officers Memorial Day. Peace Officers Memorial Day was created by Congress to honor the memory of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. Private […]