Category Archives: Health Care

Healthy PA Costs More, Delivers Less than Medicaid

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org): The feds approved Gov. Corbett’s Healthy PA Medicaid expansion alternative on Aug. 28. The good news is about a half-million low-income Pennsylvanians will finally get health care coverage. The bad news is … Continue reading

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CMS Removes Most Harmful Elements of Healthy PA, but Threat of Future Benefit Cuts Remains

On August 27, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced their approval of Governor Corbett’s Medicaid Expansion alternative, Healthy Pennsylvania. The final proposal is markedly different from the original plan submitted by Pennsylvania’s Department of Public Welfare (DPW), … Continue reading

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New Report Series on How Medicaid Expansion Would Help States

From Families USA (http://www.familiesusa.org): Families USA recently released a new report series (http://familiesusa.org/product/expanding-health-coverage-working-individuals-and-families?src=HA) that explains how expanding Medicaid would give uninsured Americans access to affordable health insurance, create a healthier workforce, and strengthen state economies. The series focuses on 10 … Continue reading

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Our Health Care Dead Matter Less Than War Dead?

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/08/11/our-health-care-dead-matter-less-war-dead Published on Monday, August 11, 2014 by Donna Smith “We cannot stop people from getting sick or hurt, but we can stop killing them with our lack of action to change the system that snuffs out their … Continue reading

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Uninsured Rate Drops Faster in States that Expanded Medicaid

By Paul Demko Posted: July 29, 2014 – 6:45 pm ET Americans lacking insurance coverage are becoming more concentrated in states that have opted not to expand Medicaid, according to the latest survey data from the Urban Institute’s Health Policy Center. Residents of … Continue reading

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Report Shows How Medicaid Expansion Would Help Pennsylvanians—Sign Petition Supporting Expansion

From Families USA (http://www.familiesusa.org): This week, Families USA, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Health Access Network (PHAN), released Medicaid Expansion in Pennsylvania: Health Insurance for Working Individuals and Families (http://familiesusa.org/product/expanding-health-coverage-working-individuals-and-families?src=HA). Our new report explains how closing the coverage gap would … Continue reading

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Support Single Payer Healthcare in Honor of Medicare’s 49th Anniversary

From Healthcare-NOW! (http://www.healthcare-now.org/): Today is Medicare’s 49th anniversary! Celebrate by calling your Representative and Senators and asking them to improve and expand Medicare to everyone, which would finally bring health security and peace of mind to the millions of patients … Continue reading

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MercyKillers on Stage to Highlight Broken Healthcare System—August 30, York

From Put People First PA! (http://putpeoplefirstpa.org/): Our Partners Put People First! PA is bringing the highly thought of play Mercy Killers to York for one night only, Saturday August 30 at 7 pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of York (925 S George St, York, … Continue reading

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PA DPW Drops Plan to End Medical Assistance for Workers with Disabilities

From the Pennsylvania Health Access Network (http://www.pahealthaccess.org): PA Department of Public Welfare Secretary Bev Mackereth announced that DPW has dropped plans to end Medical Assistance for Workers with Disabilities (MAWD) program. The vital program for workers with disabilities was slated … Continue reading

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Save Health Care for Eight Million Children

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): One advocacy action during our event at the Proctor Institute is to ensure affordable, appropriate health care continues to be available for working families! Join us now, and take action at http://www.childrensdefense.org/take-action/Save-8-Million-Childrens-Health-Care.html. The Children’s … Continue reading

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