Affordable Care Act

PHAN Issues Statement on Governor Corbett's Medicaid Expansion Decision

Pennsylvania Health Access Network Statement on Governor Corbett’s Medicaid Expansion Decision

Harrisburg, PA (September 16, 2013) – Governor Corbett  has announced his support of expanding health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid Expansion.

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

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. 

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:

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!

Getting Covered Under the Affordable Care Act: How It Works

The next Open Enrollment Period begins November 15, 2014 and lasts through February 15, 2015. Also, new this year, Healthy PA Medicaid Expansion enrollment begins December 1st! Find your income on the graphic below to see what you may be eliglble for. Then, call PHAN's enrollment specialists to get one-on-one help signing up. Call us at 1-877-570-3642.

Employer Corner: What's Changing and When under the Affordable Care Act?

Employers, both large and small, will see new benefits under Obamacare. Small businesses will see the most benefit, with new tax credits, choices and protections. Large businesses already benefit from the ability to spread the risk of covering their employees over a large pool (and the larger the pool, the more affordable the rates because the risk is broadly shared, and the employer has real purchasing power). Under the law, large businesses will have to offer affordable, adequate health coverage to their employees. The good news is that most of them already do.

Get Ready for a Break on Health Care Costs:

It's going to be a new day for health care on January 1st, 2014. No more denials for pre-existing conditions. No more getting charged more because you happen to be a woman. And no more financial ruin over health care costs -- thanks, in part to new tax credits under the Affordable Care Act for working and middle-class families to afford coverage. 

Tuesday Night Policy Call Series: April 3rd Edition -- Women's Health and the Affordable Care Act with Audrey Ross

Tonight's call was all about women's health: what the Affordable Care Act does to expand and improve care, and what some national and state lawmakers are doing to restrict certain benefits. We were joined by Audrey Ross, government and media relations coordinator for Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania, where she coordinates online advocacy and media outreach, along with executing lobbying activities in the 4-county region of southeastern Pennsylvania.

Highlights from Harrisburg: A Successful Start to the Cover the Commonwealth Campaign!

Earlier this afternoon, health care advocates stood shoulder to shoulder with physicians, providers, lawmakers and faith leaders to press forward in the campaign to bring jobs and coverage to Pennsylvania through the Medicaid expansion.

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