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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...
On May 4, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by a vote of 217 to 2013.  The Senate is now considering the House bill....
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. ...
Senate Bill 9 would require all Pennsylvanians who are applying for many public benefits, including unemployment compensation (UC), to provide government-issued ID and to sign an affidavit attesting...
Senate Bill 9 would require all Pennsylvanians who are applying for many public benefits, to provide government-issued ID and to sign an affidavit attesting to their U.S. citizenship or lawful...
Congress is considering converting the federal Medicaid program to a block grant.  Through block grants, the federal government makes fixed payments to states based on a formula.  Funding...
In February 2017, Pennsylvania enrollment in Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) reached 700,000 people. Through Medicaid expansion, families that need help affording medical care...