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: 

With Bipartisan Senate Vote, Medicaid Expansion Victory in Sight

1 more vote and we WIN Medicaid Expansion!

CALL YOUR REP. and tell them to VOTE YES on Medicaid Expansion (House Bill 1075). 

We've fought hard, and it's paid off!

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: