Expanding Coverage for Pennsylvania’s Most Vulnerable Citizens
An important advocacy priority for HAP continues to be upholding Pennsylvania’s Medicaid program by providing insurance coverage for low-income, non-elderly, working Pennsylvanians and their families. HAP advocates for adequate insurance coverage to improve Pennsylvanians’ access to health care and to reduce the financial burden of caring for the uninsured borne by hospitals and employers.
In addition, important health insurance market and delivery system issues continue to develop across the commonwealth. HAP does believe there is a compelling public policy interest for the state to ensure that there is a competitive insurance market to enable broad access to coverage. As a result, HAP is working to:
- Improve the physician credentialing process by supporting House Bill 125
- Support legislation that enables health care providers to effectively structure contractual relationships with health plans
- Advance legislation that sustains insurance market competition
- Improve state investments in telemedicine