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The number of Pennsylvanians lost to overdose is at record highs. In 2015, over 3,000 Pennsylvanians died from heroin and opioid-related overdoses.  That number is expected to increase for 2016...
The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) requires many people to prove that they had health insurance in 2015 or pay a penalty when they file their taxes in 2016. But some people will not have to pay a...
In February 2015, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Pennsylvania would shift away from the Healthy Pennsylvania program toward more traditional Medicaid expansion.  As of September 1, 2015, all...
In March 2015, Pennsylvania welfare offices started sending letters to most adults who have Medical Assistance (MA).  The letters tell people how their MA will change in the next weeks and...
On March 27, 2015, Pennsylvania’s Department of Human Services (DHS) published the Adult Medicaid benefits package for all adult recipients. Children’s Medicaid coverage will not change. Many...
Community Legal Services, Inc. (CLS) filed a class action lawsuit against the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS, formerly the Department of Public Welfare or DPW) on behalf of...
(Updated January 2015) The following is a selection of articles about DPW's health reform plan, "Healthy PA." Corbett Medicaid expansion encounters more flak David Wenner, PennLive; January 14...
On December 22, 2014, Community Legal Services filed a lawsuit to prevent Medicaid Assistance benefits cuts under Healthy Pennsylvania initiative for 200,000 low-income Pennsylvanians. A copy of the...
In the first week of December, DHS (formerly DPW) is mailing notices to 1.1 million adults on Medicaid, informing them about what benefits package they will get starting in January.  Check your...
On October 28, 2014, CLS Attorneys Louise Hayes and John Whitelaw made the following presentation on upcoming changes to Pennsylvania's Medicaid program. Learn more about "Healthy Pennsylvania...