Medicaid Expansion

New Report Released on the Benefits of Medicaid Expansion

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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!

PHAN Issues Statement on Senate Vote to Advance Medicaid Expansion

Full Senate Passes Medicaid Expansion Amendment 

Harrisburg, PA (June 30, 2013) -- Today, the Pennsylvania Senate took the first step in bringing the benefits of Medicaid Expansion -- for families, hospitals, and our economy -- to Pennsylvania. The full Senate voted with bipartisan support to amend the current welfare code to include Medicaid Expansion. 

PHAN Issues Statement on Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee Vote

Senate Committee Takes Key Vote on Medicaid Expansion

Harrisburg, PA (June 28, 2013) -- Today, the Pennsylvania Senate took the first step in bringing the benefits of Medicaid Expansion  by advancing and amendment on HB1075.-- for families, hospitals, and our economy -- to Pennsylvania.  
 
Antoinette Kraus, Director of the Pennsylvania Health Access Network made the following statement in response to the Senate vote.
 

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. 

Tuesday Night Policy Call Series: Feb. 5th Recap -- Budget Updates and Rx Savings with Margarida Jorge

Heard about PHAN’s Tuesday Night Policy Call Series? It’s a great, easy way to get the latest updates and the nitty-gritty details on the health care issues that matter most to you, whether you’re on the drive home from work, making dinner, or putting in a late night at the office. 

Calls happen every other Tuesday night, from 6:00 - 7:00pm, and after each call, we’ll post a recap right here on our blog.

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