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LIHEAP Helps Pennsylvania Families Stay Warm and Safe in the Winter! Families struggling to keep up with their bills must often choose between buying food and heating their homes in the winter....
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:...
Today, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its analysis of the U.S. House of Representatives’ bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The CBO confirms that...
Congress will be reauthorizing the Farm Bill in 2018, and may consider cuts to the SNAP (food stamps) program before then.  It is critical that Congress maintain SNAP’s structure as an...
Since Pennsylvania expanded its Medicaid program in 2015, more than 700,000 Pennsylvanians have gained health coverage.  The majority of new enrollees are women. As a result, more women than...
On March 6, 2017, the U.S. House of Representative’s Energy and Commerce Committee released the text of its promised bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The House bill is...
A draft Executive Order was recently leaked to the public that would change “public charge” policies.  Immigrants who are categorized as public charges may face immigration consequences. ...
Since Pennsylvania expanded Medicaid in 2015, more than 700,000 Pennsylvanians have had better access to medical care. In February 2017, Pennsylvania released a report on Medicaid expansion. The...
The following testimony was delivered by CLS Managing Attorney Amy Hirsch in front of the Council of the City of Philadelphia Special Committee on Criminal Justice Reform on February 10, 2017....
Congress is considering converting the federal Medicaid program to a block grant.  Through block grants, the federal government makes lump sum payments to states based on a formula. ...