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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March 28, 2013

Last month, Governor Chris Christie announced that New Jersey would accept federal funds to extend Medicaid health coverage to more than 300,000 New Jerseyans because it was “the smart thing to do for our fiscal and public health.” Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett should follow his lead.

February 28, 2013

There is growing bipartisan agreement that the optional expansion of Medicaid provided by the Affordable Care Act is too good an opportunity to pass up.

Updated: February 20, 2013

Governor Tom Corbett proposed a 2013-14 budget of $28.4 billion — up $400 million, or 1%, from the budget in place when he took office in January 2011. Read PBPC's detailed analysis of the proposal.

February 11, 2013

The proposed public welfare budget brings with it little of the controversy of the past two budgets. The one exception is the continued assault on health care services. The proposal fails to build in the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act — a move that jeopardizes billions of dollars in federal funding.

February 5, 2013

The governor’s budget does little to reduce the trend of disinvestment in Pennsylvania schools and communities. It relies heavily on speculative and one-time sources of funding, and proposes expensive new corporate tax breaks that will continue to shift costs to local taxpayers. Read PBPC's media statement.

January 14, 2013

If Pennsylvania does not opt to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, it will create a coverage gap for families between 46% and 100% of poverty. These families won’t receive Medicaid coverage, and they won’t receive subsidies to buy health coverage.

October 29, 2012

Montgomery County administrator voiced concerns about the state's move toward block grants for human services funding. Unlike Bucks, Chester, and Delaware counties, Montgomery County did not apply to be part of this year’s new pilot block grant for the Human Services Development Fund.

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