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:

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. 

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.

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 (healthcare.gov).

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.

Tuesday Night Policy Call Series: April 3rd Edition -- Women's Health and the Affordable Care Act with Audrey Ross

Tonight's call was all about women's health: what the Affordable Care Act does to expand and improve care, and what some national and state lawmakers are doing to restrict certain benefits. We were joined by Audrey Ross, government and media relations coordinator for Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania, where she coordinates online advocacy and media outreach, along with executing lobbying activities in the 4-county region of southeastern Pennsylvania.

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.

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