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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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This paper is part of the work of the Close the Gap Campaign, to ensure that states accept the federal dollars set aside to extend Medicaid to low-income adults, and that Medicaid expansion waivers do not undermine the goal of providing comprehensive coverage with minimal burdens on potential enrollees. The Close the Gap Campaign is funded by the ACA Implementation Fund, a collaboration of eight national foundations that include The Atlantic Philanthropies, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, and The Jacob and Valeria Langeloth Foundation.

Aug. 28, 2014

“The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Corbett Administration have agreed on a waiver that takes steps to provide Medicaid coverage to working Pennsylvanians.

The agreement removes the most harmful elements of Pennsylvania’s proposed waiver, including work search requirements, premiums on the very poor, and drastic benefits cuts, but it comes at a high cost.”


Here are updated department totals and line-items for Education, Public Welfare, and selected other programs, based on the Govenor's approval of the budget on July 10. 

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.

Updated: February 26, 2014

View video, PowerPoint presentations, photos, and other resources from the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center's 2014 Budget Summit in Harrisburg. 

February 10, 2014

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. 

February 5, 2014

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.

January 22, 2014

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.

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