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Maripat Pileggi, Staff Attorney in CLS's Public Benefits Unit, delivered the following testimony at Philadelphia's public hearing on DHS’s proposed LIHEAP state plan on July 5, 2017. Community...
As Medicaid and Medicaid Expansion under the ACA comes under attack, it is critical to speak up to preserve these vital health benefits. In order to take action, here's what you need to know:...
Yesterday, the United States Senate introduced their bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The so-called “Better Care Reconciliation Act” would decimate Pennsylvania’s Medicaid program...
Community Legal Services (CLS) is very concerned about the deeply misleading stories that the Washington Post has published about Social Security Disability applicants and recipients in recent...
Pennsylvania’s Medicaid program covers nearly 2.9 million Pennsylvanians, most of whom are children, older adults, and individuals with disabilities.  Pennsylvania Medicaid ensures that children...
Pennsylvania Medicaid covers nearly 2.9 million Pennsylvanians, most of whom are children, older adults, and individuals with disabilities.  Medicaid ensures that children can access preventive...
Philadelphia – Yesterday, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an updated analysis of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the U.S. House of Representatives’ bill to repeal and...
CLS has reviewed materials currently available concerning the President’s budget proposal and is deeply concerned about the negative impact the President’s budget proposal will have on people with...
The President’s FY 2018 Budget proposes a sliding benefit cut to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for families where two or more family members, even children, receive SSI. SSI is a core Social...
The President’s proposed budget would increase hunger, poverty, and ill health by cutting the SNAP program by an unprecedented 25%.   Currently SNAP benefits are 100% federally-funded, but...