Articles by Marc Levy

Penn. Withdraws Its Healthcare Marketplace Plan After Supreme Court Ruling

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration said Thursday that it will withdraw its application to take over some functions of the insurance marketplace created under the 2010 federal health care law now that the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the law’s …

Penn. Healthcare Marketplace Plan Strictly a Contingency: Gov.’s Office

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration will pull the plug on its effort to start running the insurance marketplace created by the 2010 health care law if the U.S. Supreme Court allows federal health insurance subsidies to keep flowing to hundreds …

Health Insurers Ask Pennsylvania Regulators for Big Rate Hikes

A national upswing of health insurance rates is coming to Pennsylvania, and that could mean bigger-than-expected cost increases next year for at least a couple hundred thousand Pennsylvanians who bought insurance in the marketplace created by the 2010 federal health …

Penn. Gov. Wolf Seeks State Authority Over Health Insurance Marketplace

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration said Tuesday it has formally applied to take over the operation of Pennsylvania’s health insurance marketplace as the Democrat seeks a bulwark against the potential loss of health insurance subsidies for hundreds of thousands of …

Lyft Gets Pennsylvania Regulatory Nod, Except in Philadelphia

Ride-sharing service Lyft received regulatory approval on Dec. 18 to operate for two years everywhere in Pennsylvania except for Philadelphia, giving it 30 days to accept conditions required by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. The utility commissioners voted 4-1 to …

In Penn., ACA Exchange Sign-Ups Top 100K Mark as Website Troubles Subside

More than 123,000 Pennsylvanians have selected an insurance plan under the new federal health care law as troubles with the gateway website have subsided, the U.S. government said Wednesday, although tens of thousands more who might be eligible for Medicaid …

U.S. Sen. Toomey Cites Pennsylvania Residents Losing Health Insurance

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey said thousands of Pennsylvanians are contacting his office with complaints about losing their health insurance because of the federal overhaul, while state insurance regulators put the number of people in that situation at more than 200,000. …

Pennsylvania Governor Signs ‘Fair Share’ Civil Liability Reform

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has signed legislation that is one of his top priorities, a bill that limits the liability for negligence of defendants in some civil court cases. The state House voted 116-83 on the bill on Monday of …

Mine Owners, Unions Compromise on Long-Sought Pennsylvania Safety Bill

Legislation to improve safety in Pennsylvania’s approximately 200 bituminous coal mines was poised to become law after a marathon negotiation yielded a compromise bill endorsed Monday by both the coal companies and mine workers union. The state Senate unanimously approved …

Pennsylvania Gas Line Explosion Levels Vacant Building, Injures 4

A backhoe operator hit a gas line Wednesday, causing an explosion that leveled a vacant restaurant building and injured at least four people. Work was being done on curbs and sidewalks in the area. Cogan said workers were behind a …