Problems Plaguing PA's Nursing Home Industry and the Proposals to Correct Them

Dennis Short, Research Director for SEIU Healthcare PA, joined PHAN's Tuesday Night Policy Call Series to talk about the problems plaguing the nursing home industry and the exciting proposals moving through Harrisburg to address them. 

The state of the nursing home industry in Pennsylvania:

PHAN issues statement on Gov Christie's Decision to Move Forward with Medicaid Expansion

For Immediate Release

PHAN Issues Statement on Governor Christie's Decision to Move Forward with Medicaid Expansion in New Jersey

HARRISBURG, PA (February  26, 2013) – Today, New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie became the eighth GOP Governor to accept federal funding to extend Medicaid coverage in his state.

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

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Report: Expanding Medicaid Would Give a Boost to Pennsylvania's Economy

 

Influx of Billions of Medicaid Dollars Would Spur Job Creation, Economic Activity

Sharon Ward Serves as Guest Speaker for PHAN's Call on the Governor's Budget

Sharon Ward, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, served as tonight's expert speaker for our Tuesday Night Policy Call Series as she broke down the Governor's proposed budget.

The call began with a discussion around the Governor's decision to 'not recommend' Pennsylvania accept $48 billion in federal funding to expand the Medicaid program to over 700,000 residents. "There is still a door open," said Sharon Ward as she explained how there are still ongoing conversations between Pennsylvania and HHS.