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.
Governor Corbett announced he's "not recommending" Pennsylvania accept our funds.
As part of the new health care law, Pennsylvania can accept billions in federal funding to offer health coverage to 700,000 working adults.
Accepting the money is the commonsense thing to do. We can cover more people AND save taxpayers millions of dollars that get spent on emergency room care for the uninsured.
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.
PHAN Issues Statement on Governor Kasich's Decision to Move Forward with Medicaid Expansion in Ohio
HARRISBURG, PA (February 4, 2013) – Today, Ohio Republican Governor and Pennsylvania native John Kasich became the fifth GOP Governor to accept federal funding to extend Medicaid coverage in his state.
Antoinette Kraus, Director of the Pennsylvania Health Access Network, issued the following statement:
PHAN hosted two special calls today on the so-called fiscal cliff deal, its impact on health care programs, what to expect in the next couple of months, and some state updates.
Below, are the major bullet points presented on the call. Not included is much of the political analysis presented on the call or the state updates. To stream or download the call go here.
A little background: