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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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.

September 20, 2012

New Census data show that poverty rates remained high in Pennsylvania last year. The state's uninsured rate showed little change from 2010 to 2011, although Pennsylvania continues to have a lower uninsured rate than the nation as a whole.

September 14, 2012

New Census data offer a mix of good and bad news. The share of Americans without health insurance declined, but the middle class continues to struggle in the wake of the recession and the acceleration of income inequality.

September 12, 2012

For much of the last decade, we have heard the same story: every year more Americans lose their health insurance coverage and the ranks of the uninsured grow. With new data released today by the Census Bureau, the story has changed — and we have the Affordable Care Act to partly thank for it.

September 12, 2012

New data released by the Census Bureau underscore the important contributions of the Affordable Care Act as the share of Americans without health insurance declined in 2011 for the first time in four years.

July 3, 2012

The newly enacted Human Services Block Grant pilot program will be instituted in up to 20 counties. We have the details.

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