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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...
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...
The following testimony was delivered by Amy Hirsch, Managing Attorney of CLS's Public Benefits Unit, before the United States Commision on Civil Rights on May 19, 2017. Thank you,...
CLS Statement on the U.S. House of Representatives Vote to Cut Life-Saving Medicaid Benefits for Pennsylvania Families, Seniors, and People with Disabilities: Today, the U.S. House of...
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...
Pennsylvania’s Medicaid program provides vital safety net coverage for people with disabilities.  More than 40% of Medicaid expenditures in Pennsylvania are used to provide services for people...
Speak out!  Tell your Pennsylvania Senator to reject the Medicaid cuts in HB 218. To find your Pennsylvania Senator, please visit www.pasen.gov. The Pennsylvania General Assembly is weighing...
ABSTRACT One of the common issues that arise for attorneys doing personal injury work is the obligation of an attorney to reimburse the state Department of Human Services (DHS) out...
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....