Medicaid is Turning 50

Over-the-Hill and Looking Forward to Another Fifty Years

By Emily A. Eckert, Community Health Organizer

PHAN Welcomes Its Newest Community Health Organizer

Emily A. Satifka is PHAN's newest Community Health Organizer!

She has focused her studies and professional experience on social welfare policy and community outreach. Prior to working at PHAN, Emily served with City Year San Antonio as an Americorps member, and was the Field Director and Deputy Officer of Operations for the Emanuel Pleitez campaign for Los Angeles Mayor.

Keystone Health Plan East Selected as State’s Essential Health Benefits Benchmark Plan

The Pennsylvania Department of Insurance recently announced that Keystone Health Plan East will function as the state’s new Essential Health Benefits benchmark plan for 2017.

By Emily A. Eckert, Community Health Organizer


PHAN Receives RWJF Grant To Begin Campaign To Reduce Health Care Costs Among PA's Most Vulnerable Populations

The Pennsylvania Health Access Network (PHAN) has been awarded a Value Advocacy Project grant of $300,000 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to improve the health care system for people in Pennsylvania.  

The grant will support an eighteen month project that will work to reduce health care costs and improve health outcomes for a subset of the Medicaid population with high costs, poor health outcomes and high health needs. 

An In-Depth Look at the Supreme Court’s Decision in King v. Burwell

Context, “Inartful Drafting,” and Avoiding “Death Spirals”

By Patrick Keenan, Consumer Engagement Manager