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Philly Health Costs consumer guide aims to lift the veil on health care prices
This new project, called Philly Health Costs, launches today alongside
But that's not all; we're kicking things off with a slew of new reports on health care costs:
* One MRI is
* It's hard to get health-care prices in advance. These 10 questions can help
* Have a high deductible insurance plan? Knowing the cash prices could save you money
* How to appeal an insurance claim or medical bill
* How much does a colonoscopy cost?
* Find out what's in the ClearHealthCosts database
In a somewhat expected turn, state and federal
The map was declared an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander last month. The new map is likely to increase
Thanks to the new map, some South Philadelphians will find themselves joining
Deadlocked jury means mistrial for reputed mob boss 'Skinny Joey' Merlino
A federal judge in
The three-week trial came nearly two years after federal authorities swept up Merlino in an
What you need to know today
* Students attending
* Look out, ride-hailers:
* A local student was benched from her public league basketball game Friday after being told she needed a waiver to wear her hijab on the court. Family, friends, and her principal were livid, wondering why the waiver rule even exists.
* Eleven DACA recipients are walking 250 miles from
* Insurance giant
* Sad news from the
* Olympics Update:
Through Your Eyes -- #OurPhilly
We want to see what our community looks like through your eyes. Show us the park that your family walks through every weekend with the dog, the block party in your neighborhood or the historic stretch you see every morning on your commute to work.
Tag your Instagram posts or tweets with #OurPhilly and we'll pick our favorite each day to feature in this newsletter and give you a shout out!
* Get ready to rock: for the first time since 2012, alt-rock legends Radiohead will perform for Philly fans for two nights this summer.
* Want to join one of the new ax-throwing leagues cropping up around town? Take some tips from the local experts who just won a national competition.
* If you grew up stepping quietly around a relative's cabinet of fine china, reporter
* What does it mean to live Brotherly Love instead of just using the words? Two
* There are just 27 games left in the Sixers' season and, thanks to a favorable schedule, it looks like their playoff hopes are within reach. Trusting that process, folks.
* Looking to up your aerobic workout? These machines at the gym are best at burning fat (spoiler alert: not the treadmill).
* The NFL season just ended (for us winners, that is), but free agency is just around the corner, so our beat reporters are previewing the Eagles' offseason one position at a time. First up: what will it take to trade
"Allowing people to use certain illicit substances and not others is discrimination, and if city officials fail to include individuals who smoke crack in their plans for these sites, this response is as discriminatory as the height of the war on crack 30 years ago." -- Temple professor
* In the national debate over guns, playing offense by grabbing or banning guns isn't as effective as playing defense, writes columnist
* Local lawmakers are substituting social media for town halls, but with spam filters and blocking techniques it's no substitute for democracy, writes columnist
What we're reading
* Ahead of the the
* I love the series on Philly's
* StateImpact Pennsylvania spoke with 93-year-old
* A group of teen survivors of last week's
* Read before you watch: The
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