Standing Up for Truth Inside the Heritage #DefundTour in Pittsburgh

The activist wing of the conservative Heritage Foundation brought their fear-and-smear roadshow to town last week, hoping to drum up support for their plan to shut down the government in order to block funding for the Affordable Care Act. 

In their arsenal: millions of dollars, and the same, tired, debunked misinformation and scare tactics they've been using to attack the new health care law for years. 

PHAN Offers Free Trainings on Health Care Law

In just a few months, open enrollment will begin and major provisions of the new health care law will take effect. 

Citing Impasse with PA House, Senate Rules Committee Charts New Course on Medicaid Expansion

Pennsylvania Senate Rules Committee Chooses New Track for Medicaid Expansion Battle

Harrisburg, PA (July 3, 2013) -- Today, members of the Pennsylvania Senate Rules Committee opted to cease further delay in passing a welfare code bill by accepting the House version of HB 1075, which had been stripped of language requiring Governor Corbett to move forward with an expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. 

Antoinette Kraus, Director of the Pennsylvania Health Access Network issued the following statement in response:

JUST IN: House Derails Medicaid Expansion. But the Fight is Not Over!

The Senate passed Medicaid Expansion (with huge bipartisan support, 40-10) in a code bill that accompanies our state budget, and sent the bill back to the House for final approval. Unfortunately, a small minority in the House stripped Medicaid Expansion back out, and blocked efforts to allow all members to vote on it. 

We want to be clear about 2 things:

PHAN Statement on House's Failure to Advance Medicaid Expansion

House Fails to Act on Medicaid Expansion

Harrisburg, PA (July 1, 2013) -- Today, the Pennsylvania House rejected the will of a bipartisan majority in the Senate, and the will of the people by stripping an amendment added by the Senate to enable Pennsylvania to move forward with the expansion of Medicaid, under the Affordable Care Act. 

Antoinette Kraus, Director of the Pennsylvania Health Access Network made the following statement in response to the House's failure to approve Medicaid Expansion: