PHAN Issues Statement on Senate Vote to Advance Medicaid Expansion

Full Senate Passes Medicaid Expansion Amendment 

Harrisburg, PA (June 30, 2013) -- Today, the Pennsylvania Senate took the first step in bringing the benefits of Medicaid Expansion -- for families, hospitals, and our economy -- to Pennsylvania. The full Senate voted with bipartisan support to amend the current welfare code to include Medicaid Expansion. 

PHAN Issues Statement on Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee Vote

Senate Committee Takes Key Vote on Medicaid Expansion

Harrisburg, PA (June 28, 2013) -- Today, the Pennsylvania Senate took the first step in bringing the benefits of Medicaid Expansion  by advancing and amendment on HB1075.-- for families, hospitals, and our economy -- to Pennsylvania.  
 
Antoinette Kraus, Director of the Pennsylvania Health Access Network made the following statement in response to the Senate vote.
 

Hundreds at Capitol to Demand We Expand

Thank you!

Yesterday, hundreds of people took to the Capitol steps to Demand We Expand.

They were joined by inspiring individuals who stood in front of the massive crowd and TV cameras to share what it's like to work full-time without health insurance:

Take 30 seconds to support major health care action!

Hundreds of people are traveling to Pennsylvania's Capitol today. We expect anywhere from 500-1,000. 

The federal government is offering Pennsylvania $43 billion to help 700,000 people get access to health care.

We know this unprecedented deal is a huge economic win for Pennsylvania. But that's not why we need Governor Corbett and lawmakers to act now. 700,000 lives are on the line.

Employers and the Affordable Care Act

Cherly Fish-Parcham, Deputy Director of Health Policy at Families USA, joined PHAN for a webinar on Employers and the Affordable Care Act.

Participants benefited from a thorough overview of the tax credits, including the value of the credit, for how many years they are available, and what types of businesses are eligible for them. In addition to credits, she listed off resources for participants (see below), discussed the responsibilities of large employers, what the SHOP exchange will look like, and MORE.