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Pennsylvania House Bill (HB) 2138 would add new work requirements to Pennsylvania’s Medicaid program, which provides life and health saving insurance coverage for 1.7 million adults, most of whom are...
Pennsylvania expanded Medicaid in 2015. Before Medicaid expansion, most lower-income adults who wanted Medicaid had to get forms from their doctors saying that they had health problems. Now, most...
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...
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...
Updated November 18, 2014 Starting January 1, 2015, the benefits packages for all adults on Medical Assistance (MA) in Pennsylvania will change. All adults on MA will be placed in one of the three...
Updated November 21, 2014. This article references the proposal submitted by DPW in February 2014. Community Legal Services has received verbal information from DPW that Pennsylvania is still in...
This video explains the basics of Medical Assistance ("Medicaid") Estate Recovery and answers important questions about the program. Funding for this video was made possible by Philadelphia...
In February 2014, Pennsylvania sought federal approval for its Healthy Pennsylvania proposal, which would extend health insurance coverage to 500,000 low-income uninsured Pennsylvanians in exchange...
Updated March 11, 2014 On February 19, 2014, Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare (DPW) submitted its Healthy Pennsylvania proposal to the federal government.  The proposal claims to...