Pennsylvanians Still Await SCOTUS Decision in King v Burwell
By Emily A. Eckert, Community Health Organizer
Another day has passed without a ruling from the Supreme Court of the United States on the landmark health reform challenge King v Burwell. The Court, which heard oral arguments for and against the use of tax credits in states with Federal Marketplaces on March 4, 2015, has yet to issue opinions and come to a vote.
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.
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:
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.
The next Open Enrollment Period begins November 1, 2015 and lasts through January 31, 2016. But, you may be able to get covered before then.
If you have low or no income, you may qualify for Medicaid -- even if you've been denied in the past. Plus, certain life changes -- like getting married, having or adopting a child, moving out of your current plan's service area, or losing job-based coverage give you a Special Enrollment Period to get a plan in the Marketplace (healthcare.gov).
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