PHAN Issues Statement on Governor Kasich's Decision to Move Forward with Medicaid Expansion in Ohio

PHAN Issues Statement on Governor Kasich's Decision to Move Forward with Medicaid Expansion in Ohio

HARRISBURG, PA (February 4, 2013) – Today, Ohio Republican Governor and Pennsylvania native John Kasich became the fifth 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:

So-called "Fiscal Cilff" deal and health care

PHAN hosted two special calls today on the so-called fiscal cliff deal, its impact on health care programs, what to expect in the next couple of months, and some state updates.

Below, are the major bullet points presented on the call. Not included is much of the political analysis presented on the call or the state updates. To stream or download the call go here.

A little background:

Strengthening Medicaid to Reduce Uninsured Rate, Create Jobs and Revenue

The new health care law affords states an unprecedented opportunity to strengthen their existing Medicaid program by drawing on federal funds to expand coverage. This (somewhat lengthy) blog post will guide you through what it could mean for Pennsylvania.

Governor Corbett Decides Not to Move Forward on State-Based Insurance Exchange

PHAN Issues Statement on Pennsylvania’s Decision Not to Move Forward with a State Based Exchange

HARRISBURG, PA -- Dec. 12, 2012

Today Governor Corbett announced his decision not to move forward with a state based exchange. 

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

Consumers, advocates,providers send letter to the Governor urging him to move forward with Medicaid Expansion

Today  64 consumer advocates, providers and community leaders sent a letter to Governor Corbett urging him to take advantage of the opportunity given to Pennsylvania to strengthen the current Medicaid program by extending coverage to working families. For the full text of the letter visit www.pahealthaccess.org/medicaidletter.