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

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.

Health Reform 2.0: Transforming America’s Health Care System

In January of 2015, Families USA released an action plan with four key goals and 19 specific proposals to advance today’s health care in order to eliminate disparities in health care. These goals and proposals are meant to ignite a social advocacy movement, and with the recent highlights of King v Burwell and expanded Medicaid in Pennsylvania, now more than ever, we must push for continued improvement of our health care system.