A group of state officials has an idea to expand the availability of ventilators and other equipment hospitals need to treat coronavirus patients: let more medical facilities fix the ones they have.
Pennsylvania’s two largest banks — PNC and Wells Fargo — have agreed to cash federal stimulus checks for both customers and non-customers for free.
Two of Pennsylvania’s largest banks have agreed to cash stimulus checks – for both customers and non-customers – without fees, and will not offset stimulus payments to customers against penalty fees. Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella, who brokered the arrangement, called on other Pennsylvania financial institutions to do the same. Paper stimulus checks will arrive through mail over the coming days and weeks.
When Lauren Dissinger gave birth to her son last year, the last thing on the mind of this new mom was her son’s college education. But that all changed for the Lancaster County accountant when she heard about the PA Treasury Department’s Keystone Scholars Program which automatically invests $100 in the PA529 College and Career Savings Program for every baby born this year and in 2019 to Pennsylvania residents.
Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella shares these concerns, and last week he joined several other state treasurers in urging ventilator makers to disclose service manuals, software login codes, and other repair-related resources.
We need our hospitals.Right now, they are all busy with other things. Emergency departments are taking care of the victims of the coronavirus pandemic. Health care workers are testing to identify those with covid-19 symptoms. Intensive care units are struggling with the task of trying to save lives — and the stress of seeing so many lost.