On July 8, the Senate agreed to a House amended version of HB 278, sending the bill to Governor Corbett for his signature (or other action). This document describes the major provisions of the Fiscal Code and how it relates to the implementation of the 2014-15 Budget.
Pennsylvania’s economy is not recovering as quickly as most states. Gov. Corbett, attempting to improve growth, made a bet that a billion dollars in new corporate tax cuts would fuel economic recovery, but that bet has been lost.
Punxsutawney Phil is predicting more chilly weather ahead, but a winter-weary Gov. Tom Corbett must have spring on his mind. His budget address Tuesday painted a bright and rosy picture of Pennsylvania's future even as we remain in the grip of a long economic winter.
Governor Corbett's Healthy PA plan threatens to undermine the stability of community health centers and services for Pennsylvania's most vulnerable, according to Dr. Hilda Shirk, the chief executive officer of SouthEast Lancaster Health Services, writing in a recent op-ed.
"The focus of much of our work has been to help the uninsured gain access to affordable, comprehensive health insurance coverage," the comment reads. "We do not believe that the proposed 1115 waiver would accomplish that goal."
The expansion of Medicaid health coverage is being called an “early success story” of the Affordable Care Act — but you won’t find any success stories here in Pennsylvania. Unless you make your voices heard. Call your state lawmakers today!
The Economic Policy Institute has a new interactive map showing how the 50 states stack up when it comes to employer-sponsored health insurance. With the nation’s employer-based health insurance system fraying rapidly in the past decade, the findings highlight just how important the Affordable Care Act is to many Americans.