Ben Nassau: Good News Everyone

Let’s not bury the lede this time: Earlier this morning, the Department of Public Welfare Secretary Bev Mackereth announced that they no longer plan to end the Medical Assistance for Workers with Disabilities program. This is huge. The program, which was going to vanish January 1, 2015, covers over 34,000 Pennsylvanian workers with disabilities. It allows people with disabilities to work without fear of losing their coverage, and that coverage provides critical services and support they need remain in the community. It also helps provide secondary coverage to low-income people on Medicare.

Ben Nassau: Keep Calm and Health-Carry On

As you may or may not have read, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals handed down a ruling today stating that tax credits to purchase insurance are not legal for citizens of states that haven’t set up their own marketplace (hello Pennsylvania).

Ben Nassau: A Formal Introduction

Ben Nassau, PHAN's summer intern.

Hello all! I’m Ben Nassau, PHAN’s summer intern. I’ve been told that I should introduce myself so that’s what this post is about. Let’s start with the basics: I’m going to be a senior at Muhlenberg College in the fall and I’m planning on pursuing a PhD in math after I graduate. I’m super passionate about identity politics and power dynamics, as well as game design, chocolate, and cats.

New Report Released on the Benefits of Medicaid Expansion

This summer we will be joined by guest blogger Ben Nassau, PHAN's summer intern.

Disclaimer: The opinions contained here are in no way endorsed by PHAN. They’re just the ramblings of a college student. Proceed with caution.

Discharge Resolution Supporting Medicaid Expansion Moves in House

HARRISBURG -- Today, Pennsylvania House Representative Pam DeLissio (D-194) issued her intent to bring forth a discharge resolution which would bring House Bill 897, out of the Health Committee and onto the floor.