Category Archives: Health Care

Fact of the Week: Percentage of Uninsured Drops Significantly Since ACA Took Effect

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2015/08/12/fact-of-the-week-percentage-of-uninsured-drops-significantly-since-aca-took-effect/#.VctRAPlViko By Lecia Imbery August 12, 2015 Fewer than 12 percent of Americans remain uninsured in the first half of 2015, a sharp decline from over 17 percent in 2013 before the Affordable Care Act’s major expansion initiatives took … Continue reading

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Support Medicare for All—Sign the Petition

From Social Security Works (http://www.socialsecurityworks.org/): Fifty years ago, Americans came together to pass Medicare–a health insurance program that built on the success of Social Security. This 50th birthday of Medicare is a time to appreciate all of Medicare’s contributions to … Continue reading

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New Medicaid Research Shows Long-Term Benefits for Pennsylvania Kids

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-07-28/health-issues/new-medicaid-research-shows-long-term-benefits-for-pennsylvania-kids/a47198-1 July 28, 2015 – Dan Heyman, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window HARRISBURG, Pa. – Medicaid turns 50 years old this week, and the impact it’s had on the lives of children in Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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Medicare and Medicaid at 50

From Public Citizens for Children and Youth (http://www.pccy.org): July 30th will mark the 50th birthday of the landmark Medicare and Medicaid programs.  Thanks to the 1965 Social Security Amendments signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, millions of children … Continue reading

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PHAN Annual Health Care Conference—September 20-21, Harrisburg

From the Pennsylvania Health Access Network (http://www.pahealthaccess.org): Get out your calendar and mark off September 20th and 21st! Join state and federal officials, policymakers, health care advocates and policy experts in Harrisburg for the 7th annual PHAN conference. Register today at http://pahealthaccess.org/2015conference for … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare Subsidies

By Ariane de Vogue and Jeremy Diamond, CNN Updated 10:54 AM ET, Thu June 25, 2015 Washington (CNN) Obamacare has survived — again. In a major win for the Obama administration, the Supreme Court held in a 6-3 decision that the Affordable Care Act authorized … Continue reading

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Clean Air Should Not Be Optional

From the American Lung Association (http://www.lung.org): Can you imagine what our cities and towns would look like if there were no limits on air pollution? Or if states, under pressure from polluters, could just “opt out” of Clean Air Act … Continue reading

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Study: Hospitals Charge Uninsured Up to 1,000% Markup

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-06-12/health-issues/study-hospitals-charge-uninsured-up-to-1-000-markup/a46690-1 June 12, 2015 – Dan Heyman, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window HARRISBURG, Pa. – If you’re going to break a leg, be careful where you do it. You might end up at a … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Health Access Network Conference

From the Pennsylvania Health Access Network (http://www.pahealthaccess.org): Monday, September 21st, 2015 9am – 4pm (Pre-Conference and Reception on Sunday evening) Hilton, Harrisburg If you’ve attended our annual health policy conference in the past, you know what a fun, informative, dynamic … Continue reading

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Urge PA’s Senators to Support a Clean Funding Extension of CHIP

From Families USA (http://www.familiesusa.org): The pressure is on for senators to pass legislation extending funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). When the Senate returns from recess on Monday, April 13, the funding, which is included in a Medicare … Continue reading

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