Putting a Face to the Numbers: Medical Assistance Success Stories

Consumer Highlight: Benjamin Shank

by Laura Piontkowski

As many of you may know, about 439,000 Pennsylvanians have enrolled in expanded Medicaid since the beginning of 2015.  Expanded Medicaid has helped many uninsured Pennsylvanians get the coverage they need that wasn’t previously available to them.

Medicaid is Turning 50

Over-the-Hill and Looking Forward to Another Fifty Years

By Emily A. Eckert, Community Health Organizer

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.

Spotlight on Pennsylvania's Nursing Homes: Improving Quality, Protecting Care

We all have a stake in making sure Pennsylvania's nursing homes are doing right by our loved ones and the workers who care for them. That's why PHAN is supporting new measures being discussed in Harrisburg to:

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. 

Corbett Says NO to 700,000 Pennsylvanians. WE SAY YES! Act now to bring coverage and jobs to PA!

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.

For Jobs, Families, and Our Economy: It's Time to Cover the Commonwealth

Under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), Pennsylvania an unprecedented opportunity to expand health care coverage to betewen 400,000 and 500,000 residents. The new law provides federal funding for states to expand Medicaid to people making up to 138 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).

Medicaid Expansion


A Huge Opportunity for Pennsylvania Families, Businesses & Hospitals 

Taking advantage of this unparalleled opportunity would allow Pennsylvania to bring health coverage to 500,000 -- 700,000 residents, lowering our uninsured rate by over 50%.

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