Health Happenings – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The Individual Mandate: Obamacare’s Unpopular, Pivotal Point Before Jan. 1, childless adults such as Beigel couldnt qualify for Medicaid in most states, regardless of their income level. Eligibility for childless adults has increased in 26 states, including Maryland , as a result of the ACA, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. Im hoping eventually to get well enough to look for other more help jobs, said Beigel, who lives in Beltsville, Maryland, and has a small janitorial business. She has poor circulation in one foot and a bad knee. Photographer: Lyda Vanega via Bloomberg Nancy Beigel, seen at Marys Center on March 31, couldnt afford hernia surgery on her $11,000 yearly income until she became eligible for Medicaid in January through President Barack Obamas signature health care law.
to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Jackson Avenue Cafe of its Suburban campus, Bellevue. The cost is $10, and space is limited. To register, call 412-330-4469. Allegheny Valley Hospital is sponsoring its annual Destination Wellness Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at its Destination Wellness health resource center, the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills, 590 Pittsburgh Mills Circle, Frazer. Included are health and wellness vendors, health screenings, AED instruction and an interactive Colossal Colon. Call 724-274-5202. Charity events The annual charity basketball event Hoops for a Cure featuring Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League high school all-star teams is Saturday in the gymnasium of Chartiers Valley High School, 50 Toms Run Road, Collier. The girls’ A vs.