Protect Medicare Access Project: Calling on UPMC Board to Protect Seniors’ Care

When PHAN first heard that UPMC was threatening to cut off more than 182,000 seniors with Highmark Medicare Advantage plans from in-network care, we decided to do what it could to help make sure seniors’ voices were heard.

Protect Medicare Access Project: Protecting Seniors in Our Community

Seniors in Pittsburgh and throughout the region are deeply upset by UPMC’s efforts to deny more than 182,000 people in-network access to care at their local, community hospitals. PHAN is disheartened by UPMC executives’ decisions to sacrifice care for seniors as they wage their war against Highmark.

Value Advocacy Project: Patient Centered Medical Homes and Supportive Housing

by Elizabeth Lurwick; Outreach and Enrollment Specialist

The Pennsylvania Health Access Network (PHAN) is teaming up with Project H.O.M.E and the Pennsylvania Health Law Project to address the rising costs among high utilizers in Medicaid through coordinated care in-patient centered medical homes and by providing supportive housing services.   We have the great opportunity of doing so because of the grant funded through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).  


Politicians Who are Stuck on Repeal Need to Face Reality: The ACA is Here to Stay!

Dean Angstadt is a self-employed tree-cutter who hated Obamacare. A lot. He hated it so much that he refused to sign up for coverage through the law even when his doctors told him he needed major heart surgery to survive.

But Angstadt was blessed to have a guardian angel who was every bit as stubborn as he was in the form of his close friend, Bob Leinhauser. Mr. Leinhauser, a retired firefighter and a nurse, stayed doggedly on Angstadt's case for months, beseeching him to at least look into the ACA and try to sign up for coverage.