Roughly 1 in 5 Pennsylvanians is currently enrolled in Medicaid. In March 2016, there were 2.7 million Pennsylvanians (including children) enrolled in Medicaid, 80 percent (2.2 million) received coverage through a Medicaid managed care organization (MCO). Managed care organizations are insurance companies who contract with the state to provide Medicaid benefits to eligible persons.
HARRISBURG, PA--Today the Pennsylvania Insurance Department (PID) posted preliminary rate information for 2017 health insurance plans sold in the individual and small group markets, which includes the Health Insurance Marketplace (HealthCare.gov), in Pennsylvania. Open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace (Healthcare.gov) this year will begin November 1st and continue through January 31st.
Antoinette Kraus, Director of the Pennsylvania Health Access Network issued the following statement:
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.
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.
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.
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).
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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