How Has the Affordable Care Act Helped Pennsylvania?

Assessing the Law's Impact after Five Years

HARRISBURG, PA – Today marks five year anniversary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act becoming law.

King v. Burwell Threatens to Destroy Gains in Coverage, Strip Health Coverage from 329,000 Pennsylvanians

Oral arguments begin today in King v. Burwell, a case which pits partisan opponents of the health care law against millions of Americans benefitting from it. A ruling against the Affordable Care Act in this case would strip premium tax credits from people who live in states like Pennsylvania, where lawmakers declined the opportunity to establish a state-based marketplace.

PHAN Statement on Health Care Proposals in Gov. Wolf's Budget

Today, Governor Tom Wolf unveiled his budget for the 2015 - 2016 fiscal year. In it, he affirmed the decision to consolidate and streamline the health care programs of the previous administration.

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

PHAN Welcomes New Community Health Organizer

Emily graduated in May of 2014 from Allegheny College with a dual degree in English and Women's Studies. She then relocated to Philadelphia where she worked as the Communications and Community Outreach Intern at AccessMatters.

Most recently, Emily worked as an Organizer for the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association on their "Get Covered" Affordable Care Act Project.

Emily is a dedicated health and reproductive rights advocate, eager to improve the health status of Pennsylvanians!

Kids Can Remain Covered in CHIP Buy-In Program Through 2015

Safe Harbor for Families Enrolled in Full-Cost CHIP

HARRISBURG, PA – Today, the Wolf Administration announced a safe harbor for approximately 3,600 families enrolled in the CHIP buy-in program, allowing families to keep their coverage throughout 2015 without facing a tax penalty. Governor Wolf and Acting Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller also affirmed their commitment to work with insurers and lawmakers to bring benefits in the CHIP buy-in program into compliance with new federal standards.