Medicaid Expansion

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by Laura Piontkowski

As many of you may know, about 439,000 Pennsylvanians have enrolled in expanded Medicaid since the beginning of 2015.  Expanded Medicaid has helped many uninsured Pennsylvanians get the coverage they need that wasn’t previously available to them.

Special Enrollment Periods Keep ACA Enrollment Numbers High

CMS Reports 43,951 PA Consumers Selected a Plan on between February 23rd and June 30th

By Emily A. Eckert, Community Health Organizer 

Victory for Women's Health in the Commonwealth

74,415 Women Easily Transitioned into Comprehensive Health Insurance Programs 

By Emily A. Eckert, Community Health Organizer

Medicaid is Turning 50

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

By Emily A. Eckert, Community Health Organizer

Pennsylvania Becoming an Island of the Uninsured

The evidence is beginning to pile up showing just how much Pennsylvania is losing by failing to expand Medicaid under the Afforadble Care Act.

New Report Released on the Benefits of Medicaid Expansion

This summer we will be joined by guest blogger Ben Nassau, PHAN's summer intern.

Disclaimer: The opinions contained here are in no way endorsed by PHAN. They’re just the ramblings of a college student. Proceed with caution.

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:

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!

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