Health Care

July 3, 2012

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

July 3, 2012

The General Assembly has adopted a Welfare Code bill that eliminates the General Assistance Program, affecting close to 69,000 vulnerable Pennsylvanians. It also includes several other provisions that will make it harder for low-income individuals with high health needs to access health care services and for low-income mothers to find work.

December 6, 2011

Pennsylvania lawmakers should do more to ensure a meaningful review of proposed health insurance rate increases for small businesses and individuals.

September 1, 2011

Six months after the end of the state’s adultBasic program, fewer than 40% of the 37,588 individuals who lost their health insurance have enrolled in Medical Assistance or Special Care.

June 17, 2011

Pennsylvania policymakers should reject a proposal to eliminate the state's Tobacco Settlement Fund and divert some funds away from health care purposes, PBPC Director Sharon Ward writes in a memo to newspaper editors.

March 3, 2011

Coming out of the recession, Pennsylvania must take a forward-looking approach to the state budget that focuses on creating jobs and ensuring our long-term economic success, according to a report released today.

November 17, 2010

Nearly 43,000 Pennsylvanians enrolled in adultBasic will lose their health insurance early next year unless quick action is taken to resolve a funding crisis facing the program.

November 16, 2010

Facts about the loss of employment-based health care in Pennsylvania and across the nation, based on 2009 U.S. Census Bureau data.

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