Health Care

Issue Spotlight: The Path To Healthy PA

Covering Low-Income Uninsured Pennsylvanians: The Path to and from Healthy Pennsylvania

Learn More: Medicaid Expansion and the Affordable Care Act

Commentary: Governor's Healthy PA Plan Not Such a Great Deal for Pennsylvanians

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July 1, 2013

Pennsylvania has an unparalleled opportunity to expand health coverage to between 600,000 and 800,000 hardworking low-income Pennsylvanians, lowering the state's uninsured rate by over 50% and giving the state's health care economy a shot in the arm.

July 1, 2013

The Senate voted 40-10 to expand Medicaid with certain conditions. The House, however, stripped the expansion language from the must-pass Welfare Code bill.

June 20, 2013

"The expansion will benefit a large number of working Pennsylvanians across all age and demographic groups," Sharon Ward stated in written testimony to the House Health Committee.

June 20, 2013

Despite having put their health and lives at risk while serving in the armed forces, 1.3 million U.S. veterans—including 47,000 here in Pennsylvania—lack health insurance.

PA Policy Perspectives: A Webinar SeriesJune 19, 2013

Get the latest on the 2013-14 budget debate in Harrisburg from PBPC Director Sharon Ward and Research Director Michael Wood. Plus, find links to all of PBPC's Spring 2013 webinars.

June 12, 2013

Like all states, Pennsylvania must redesign its health care infrastructure regardless of whether it expands Medicaid. There is no reason that the expansion could not take effect in January 2014 if policymakers allocate the federal dollars in the 2013-14 budget. Read a fact sheet about the expansion in Pennsylvania.

June 6, 2013

It will help to move Pennsylvania and the nation from a system that is riddled with coverage gaps, where individuals get necessary health care at the last minute and at the highest cost to themselves and health care institutions, to one which emphasizes health, wellness and prevention," Sharon Ward testified before the House Human Services Committee.

May 15, 2013

In a PBPC webinar, health care experts update you on the expansion of Medicaid health coverage in Pennsylvania and what is being done to make it a reality in Pennsylvania. Watch the webinar and download the PowerPoint presentation.

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