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Are You at Risk of Losing Your Health Insurance Thanks to Republicans’ Plan?

  Under the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, which was enacted during the Obama administration, healthcare premium subsidies are based on the cost of healthcare where people live, as well as income. According to RAND.org, the ACA provided health insurance to approximately 22.8 million Americans between the time period of September 2013 to February 2015. But now that President Trump[...]

By: Cohen, Placitella & Roth @ Mar 27, 2017
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Tips to avoid getting ripped off when buying a vehicle

  The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs reports that they receive many complaints from consumers about car dealers (which are the second leading area of complaints after home improvement contractors). When buying a vehicle from a car dealer, remember the following: 1. EVERYTHING IS NEGOTIABLE. When you purchase or lease a vehicle, the dealer is not only selling you[...]

By: Cohen, Placitella & Roth @ Mar 22, 2017
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CPR Holds Public Meeting with Senator Casey

  A public meeting to discuss the proposed changes in medicaid was held at the offices of Cohen, Placitella and Roth. Senator Casey was in attendance and was interviewed by Stewart Cohen about the proposed changes which Senator Casey apposes. Below are some pictures from the meeting. Stewart Cohen Interviews Senator Casey Stewart Cohen talking with Barbara Adams. Former General[...]

By: Cohen, Placitella & Roth @ Mar 16, 2017
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Being Rude to Your Doctor May Affect Your Child’s Treatment

  While doctors should provide the same level of care to the infant and child patients that they treat regardless of parents’ behavior, a study conducted in Israel suggests that this isn’t always the case. In fact, even mild unpleasantness on a parent’s behalf can affect treatment, according to the study. The study, which used simulated crisis scenarios that are[...]

By: Cohen, Placitella & Roth @ Mar 10, 2017
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Female childcare workers must be protected from virus that can harm their unborn children

  I read with interest Megan Nix’ piece about life with her daughter born with congenital CMV. Unfortunately, Ms. Nix is one of too many mothers who first learn of CMV and its potentially catastrophic consequences only after birth. And there are means to prevent, reduce and eliminate such birth injuries. But without public knowledge of the desease and those[...]

By: Stewart Cohen @ Feb 27, 2017
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The Rate of Babies Born Addicted to Opioids Skyrockets

In the 1970s, there was a surge of babies born who were addicted to heroin, especially in cities with a high rate of drug-addiction like Trenton, Newark and Philadelphia. Today, there has been a similar surge in babies born addicted to drugs, only this time, the babies are addicted to opioids. The problem particularly affects those born in rural areas,[...]

By: Cohen, Placitella & Roth @ Feb 20, 2017
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$227 Million Settlement-Salvation Army Building Collapse

  $227 Million Settlement in Salvation Army Building Collapse Case On June 5, 2013, a deadly building collapse occurred in Philadelphia at the corner of 22nd and Market Street. The disaster left seven people dead, and a dozen more with serious injuries. According to reports, the incident involved the Center City building that was undergoing demolition, which collapsed onto the[...]

By: Cohen, Placitella & Roth @ Feb 14, 2017
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Readmission Rates Higher Among Black Patients

The rates of patient readmission are one of the many ways that Medicare measures the quality of hospitals. Hospital readmission rates also matter because no one wants to have to return to the hospital for additional care after being sent home from it, and could be a sign that the hospital has failed to fulfill their responsibilities. A new study[...]

By: Cohen, Placitella & Roth @ Feb 13, 2017
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$227 Million Record Settlement Reached In Philadelphia

  $227 Million Record Settlement Reached in the 2013 Philadelphia Salvation Army Thrift Store Collapse Litigation Philadelphia, PA (February 9, 2017) - Harry M. Roth and James G. Begley of Cohen, Placitella & Roth were part of a team of trial lawyers that announced the settlement of $227 million in the lawsuit arising from the June 5, 2013 Salvation Army[...]

By: Cohen, Placitella & Roth @ Feb 9, 2017
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Trump Proposals Put Profit Over Public Safety

  TRUMP PROPOSALS TO SLASH FDA REGULATION  PUTS PHARMA INDUSTRY PROFITS OVER PUBLIC SAFETY On February 1, 2017 President Trump promised the nation’s top drug companies that he would slash regulations at the Food and Drug Administration to make it easier for them to manufacture and sell products in the United States. In reality, this means that the Trump administration,[...]

By: Stewart Cohen @ Feb 6, 2017
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St Christopher’s Hospital Fails after Surprise Inspection

Hospitals are a group that should be held to the highest standards of care. Care can make the difference between life and death. There is no room for shortcomings or preventable errors in a hospital setting. When errors occur, patients are the victims, and the results are often tragic. Unfortunately, a surprise inspection - the third one this year -[...]

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Proposal Harms Disabled Children in Low-Income Families

  Among the first initiatives of the newly elected Republican Congress and President Donald Trump is to convert Medicaid and SSI to block grants. This may sound harmless enough, but it is not. These proposals will slash the minimal benefits provided to disabled children in low-income families, and if this becomes law these children will be left at risk for[...]

By: Stewart Cohen @ Feb 1, 2017
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Medicare Ratings of Nursing Homes Biased

When you are searching for a nursing home for either yourself or your loved one, one of the most seemingly helpful tools is that of the Medicare nursing home compare tool. The nursing home compare tool allows a user to search for Medicare nursing homes in their area, and then provides a list of nursing homes and their rankings. Nursing[...]

By: Cohen, Placitella & Roth @ Jan 30, 2017
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Health Directories Far From Accurate

Regardless of the type of health insurance that you carry, one thing is for sure: it is important to know which doctors are - and are not - covered under your plan. What’s more, many people make decisions about which type of healthcare to purchase during the federal open enrollment periods based on which doctors are available under each plan[...]

By: Cohen, Placitella & Roth @ Jan 23, 2017
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Healthcare Providers to Put an End to Chemotherapy Errors

Chemotherapy drugs can effectively treat patients who suffer from a wide range of cancers, stopping cancer cells in their tracks. But chemotherapy can also be dangerous, and many have heard stories of the terrible side effects of chemotherapy treatment. One common type of chemotherapy drug called vincristine is especially risky because it is neurotoxic. This means that while the drug[...]

By: Cohen, Placitella & Roth @ Jan 16, 2017
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