Category: Uncategorized

Governor Wolf’s Proposed Budget Makes Necessary Investments in Health and Human Services

Governor Wolf’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2016-2017 makes strategic investments that Pennsylvania’s seniors, children and families need to succeed. Pennsylvania faces a nearly $2-billion-dollar deficit. We can either raise revenue to address our budget crisis and make smart investments that will result in long term savings or we can cut vital services for our Commonwealth’s seniors, children and people with disabilities.

Read more

Pittsburgh City Council Recognizes Health Advocates For Protecting 182,000 Seniors’ Care and Declares it Health Access for All Day

Today, Pittsburgh City Council issued an official proclamation to the Pennsylvania Health Access Network (PHAN) and the over 5,000 seniors who took action to protect seniors’ care despite UPMC’s efforts to deny in-network access to 182,000 area seniors because of their health insurance carrier.  The proclamation – sponsored by Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak – declares today “Health Access for All Day” and recognizes this group’s work to preserve access to care for 182,000 Western Pennsylvania seniors.

Read more

Open Enrollment Begins Today! PHAN is Here to Help:

The third year of Open Enrollment begins today. You can now compare plans and apply through!

Getting covered is essential for protecting both your health and your wallet, and now is the time to explore new plans to make sure that you are getting the most affordable and comprehensive plan for your health needs.

Read more

PHAN Statement on 2016 Health Insurance Rates

Today, the Pennsylvania Insurance Department (PID) released the approved rates for 2016 health insurance plans in Pennsylvania. Open Enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace ( begins November 1st and continues through January 31st.

Antoinette Kraus, Director of the Pennsylvania Health Access Network issued the following statement: 

Read more