Health and Family Security

Issue Spotlight: Healthy PA Is 'Bad Medicine'

Governor Corbett's Healthy PA plan threatens to undermine the stability of community health centers and services for Pennsylvania's most vulnerable, writes Dr. Hilda Shirk, the chief executive officer of SouthEast Lancaster Health Services.

Learn More: Read Dr. Shirk's Commentary

Comments: Read PBPC's Comments on the Healthy PA Plan

Summary: Governor's Healthy PA Plan

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October 4, 2013

The state’s delegation to the U.S. House should make jobs and the economy their first priority and pass a continuing resolution to fund the federal government before lasting damage is done.

October 4, 2013

Advocates and health care providers gathered at the State Capitol this week to explain how Pennsylvanians will benefit from a new competitive Health Insurance Marketplace established by the federal health care law. Watch the video highlights.

October 1, 2013

Beginning today, Pennsylvanians who are working but lack health insurance will be able to shop for and compare options for affordable coverage on the new Marketplace.

September 30, 2013

Beginning Tuesday, Pennsylvanians who are working but lack health insurance will be able to shop for and compare options for affordable coverage on a new competitive Health Insurance Marketplace established by the federal health care law.

September 27, 2013

The Affordable Care Act guarantees that more Americans can afford health coverage by creating consumer protections and providing financial assistance to help people purchase coverage.

September 20, 2013

The economic recovery has yet to produce significant gains for Americans in the bottom and middle of the economic scale, Census Bureau data released this week show.

September 19, 2013

In an editorial, The Philadelphia Inquirer raises a number of good questions about Governor Corbett's Medicaid proposal and makes the right call in saying an expansion of health care in Pennsylvania cannot wait

September 17, 2013

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey (CPS) show that Pennsylvanians have not made up for health insurance coverage lost during the Great Recession. Medicaid expansion is needed now more than ever, PBPC Director Sharon Ward said today.

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