Affordable Care Act

"If it wasn't for the tax credit, I would not be able to afford any type of health insurance."

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. 

Pennsylvanians at Risk: Real-Life Implications of King v Burwell

By Emily A. Eckert, Community Health Organizer 

The Supreme Court’s decision in King v Burwell, the case challenging the reach of Marketplace premium tax credits, will have a detrimental impact on hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians.

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 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 (

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.

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