Important Overhaul of Medicaid Managed Care Consumer Protections

Roughly 1 in 5 Pennsylvanians is currently enrolled in Medicaid. In March 2016, there were 2.7 million Pennsylvanians (including children) enrolled in Medicaid, 80 percent (2.2 million) received coverage through a Medicaid managed care organization (MCO). Managed care organizations are insurance companies who contract with the state to provide Medicaid benefits to eligible persons.

PHAN Issues Statement on Proposed Rates for 2017 Health Insurance Plan

HARRISBURG, PA--Today the Pennsylvania Insurance Department (PID) posted preliminary rate information for 2017 health insurance plans sold in the individual and small group markets, which includes the Health Insurance Marketplace (, in Pennsylvania. Open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace ( this year will begin November 1st and continue through January 31st.

Antoinette Kraus, Director of the Pennsylvania Health Access Network issued the following statement: 

Non-discrimination Executive Orders Penned in PA

by April Holgate

In the face of other states issuing laws that are controversial for the LGBT community, Governor Wolf has taken a different tact. He recently penned two executive orders that are in line with the anti-discrimination laws that are pending legislation.

PHAN Welcomes It's Newest Staff Member Nathan!

Get to know the new staff: Nathan Senft


Meet Wanda

Wanda is a mother of two, and all she wants is to give her son the care that he needs. Although her husband Ramon works in manufacturing and has some insurance through his employer, the insurance does not cover all of her son Isaiah’s basic medical needs. Isaiah has frequent seizures, and he was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, ADHD, OCD, Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), and Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED).