Affordable Health Care

Medicaid is Turning 50

Over-the-Hill and Looking Forward to Another Fifty Years

By Emily A. Eckert, Community Health Organizer

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.

We're on our way to Harrisburg to bring home jobs and health care coverage to Pennsylvania!

As we speak, over 150 advocates are on their way to the Capitol to tell lawmakers it’s time to take the money to Cover the Commonwealth, and bring jobs and health care coverage to Pennsylvania families. 

Governor Corbett Announces Intent to Squander Opportunity to Bring Jobs, Growth and Coverage to Pennsylvania Families

PHAN Issues Statement on Medicaid Expansion and Governor Corbett’s Budget

Harrisburg, Pa (February 5, 2013) -  Today Governor Corbett did not appropriate federal funds in his proposed budget that have already been allotted to Pennsylvania to offer health care coverage to approximately 700,000 working families.

For Jobs, Families, and Our Economy: It's Time to Cover the Commonwealth

Under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), Pennsylvania an unprecedented opportunity to expand health care coverage to betewen 400,000 and 500,000 residents. The new law provides federal funding for states to expand Medicaid to people making up to 138 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).

Medicaid Expansion


A Huge Opportunity for Pennsylvania Families, Businesses & Hospitals 

Taking advantage of this unparalleled opportunity would allow Pennsylvania to bring health coverage to 500,000 -- 700,000 residents, lowering our uninsured rate by over 50%.

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