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.
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.
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.
With your help, PHAN was able to deliver over 2,700 petition signatures to Governor Corbett’s Insurance Commissioner urging him to hold a public hearing before approving Highmark’s request to raise rates by 9.9% on Special Care.
On May 15th, Bucks County Reporter Jo Ciavaglia began a “State of Health” series to take a look at the health benefits our elected officials in Pennsylvania are receiving at a time when Pennsylvania is facing a $4 billion deficit, when Gov. Corbett and a majority of these legislators say that we “just can’t afford” adultBasic, which covered 42,000 working people, and during a time when when these legislators and Gov.
The House Democratic Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Mike Sturla (Lancaster) has been holding hearings about adultBasic and other critical health care issues in Pennsylvania—namely, the new GOP-led legislative attacks on the Affordable Care Act in Pennsylvania through things like H.B.
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