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Pa. seeks to boost kids’ health coverage with Medicaid waiver

“We were pushing the administration pretty heavily starting about this time last year” to apply for a waiver to give kids multi-year Medicaid enrollment,” said Becky Ludwick, vice president for policy at the PA Partnerships for Children. “Pennsylvania is one of about ten states now that have gotten or are seeking this,” Ludwick said, and […]

Loss of child care providers in region: ‘That’s crisis-level’

Early childhood education and child care across the region remains in flux, data indicate. Roughly 17 providers in Cambria County and two in Somerset County closed from 2019 through 2023, said Jen DeBell, executive director of the Pennsylvania Association for the Education of Young Children. Those numbers were determined by comparing pre-COVID-19 pandemic numbers to […]

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