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 25, 2009

Periodically, some state lawmakers have launched an assault on a range of welfare-related programs that provide essential health, nutrition, and other safety-net services to some of Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable residents, including children, older, and disabled Pennsylvanians. They have asserted that welfare caseloads are on the rise and that spending on such programs is high and growing and, in response, have promoted a series of harsh new policies that could severely restrict access to these services.

February 4, 2009

Governor Ed Rendell's proposed 2009-10 budget manages to avoid deep cuts.

January 15, 2009

Federal policymakers crafting an economic stimulus package should take a page from recent analyses by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities by focusing the package on aid to hard-hit families and budget-strapped states.

December 4, 2008

More than one-third of small business owners say that rising health care costs will likely cause them to scale back some portion of health insurance benefits for their employees, according to a recent

October 13, 2008

2007 marked the seventh year of declining employment-based insurance in the U.S., and Pennsylvania again led most states in that downward trend.

July 2, 2008

Governor Rendell and state legislative leaders agreed on the framework for a state budget agreement that will reduce the Governor's February request by somewhere around $130 million through a 1.3% across-the-board cut in the proposed budget.

June 25, 2008

The calendar is closing in on June 30, the end of the 2007-08 fiscal year with legislators and the Governor furiously trying to reach agreement on a spending plan for 2008-09.

November 30, 2007

A new report from Families USA points to the growing number of non-elderly Pennsylvanians who pay a disproportionate share of their income for health care expenses.

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