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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December 13, 2013

State Representative Seth Grove of York County and business lobbyists want Pennsylvania to be the latest state to pass a law stopping city and local governments from ensuring private-sector workers receive paid time off when they get sick.

December 10, 2013

One justification cited by The Times for paying fast-food workers more is the savings to governmental public assistance programs for low-wage workers. A recent study found that more than half of fast-food workers rely on public assistance.

December 9, 2013

Are American opinion leaders and policymakers finally ready for a serious effort to reduce economic inequality and rebuild opportunity in America? The first in an occasional blog series on inequality.

December 2, 2013

Ron Unz, a conservative Silicon Valley millionaire and past Editor of The American Conservative, favors increasing California's minimum wage to $12 per hour. The arguments he is making explain why a much higher minimum wage strengthens the economy and benefits taxpayers.

November 20, 2013

The expansion of Medicaid health coverage is being called an “early success story” of the Affordable Care Act — but you won’t find any success stories here in Pennsylvania. Unless you make your voices heard. Call your state lawmakers today!

November 7, 2013

The Economic Policy Institute has a new interactive map showing how the 50 states stack up when it comes to employer-sponsored health insurance. With the nation’s employer-based health insurance system fraying rapidly in the past decade, the findings highlight just how important the Affordable Care Act is to many Americans.

November 4, 2013

View a map of Pennsylvania detailing county by county how many people, households, and children are impacted by a cut to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that took effect on November 1.

November 1, 2013

Learn more about the Governor's Healthy PA plan, what's at stake for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians in the ongoing debate over expanding Medicaid, and the latest on the Health Insurance Marketplace in Pennsylvania.

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