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HAPAC and HAPAC-Federal are the political action committees of HAP. Participation in HAPAC helps HAP communicate to lawmakers the vital role that health care facilities and their employees play in their communities every day. Learn more

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HAP Testimony
On Pennsylvania hospitals’ Ebola preparedness (Oct 2014)

HAP Testimony
Comments regarding the commonwealth’s Hospital Preparedness Partnership Program (Jun 2017)

On June 30, the state constitutional deadline for a budget, the legislature sent Governor Wolf a $32 billion spending plan to fund the 2017–2018 fiscal year. On July 10, the deadline for the Governor to accept or veto the spending plan, he allowed the budget to become law without his signature absent a revenue package.

For Pennsylvania’s hospital community, Harrisburg recognized the important partnership between government and hospital facilities for the care and services they provide in addition to job creation and economic contributions. The 2017–2018 spending plan did not reduce supplemental Medical Assistance payments for hospital obstetric and neonatal, burn, and trauma services and also kept funding for critical access hospitals level.

However, the current situation still leaves Harrisburg lawmakers trying to find ways to fund the approved spending plan and fix a roughly $2 billion budget deficit from last fiscal year. Absent any broad-based tax increases or other significant new revenue, Harrisburg lawmakers are forced to consider one-time funding options and other creative ways to fill in the gaps. This includes borrowing against the Tobacco Settlement Fund.

HAP will remain vigilant in ensuring that Pennsylvania’s hospital community is heard as funding sources are being considered and deliberated. Pennsylvania’s hospital community is a core government function and valuable partnership benefiting the entire commonwealth.

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March 19, 2018

Pennsylvania’s Acting Health Care Secretaries Face Committee for Confirmation

Today, Pennsylvania’s Health and Human Services Committee held the next step in the confirmation process to formally place the acting secretaries for Pennsylvania’s three health agencies.

March 06, 2018

House Committee Hears from Top Health and Human Services Officials about State Budget

Pennsylvania’s leaders for the state Department of Human Services and the Department of Health faced the House Appropriations Committee during an all-day budget hearing about Governor Wolf’s proposed 2018–2019 state budget. They addressed several issues of interest to the hospital and health system community.

March 01, 2018

House Appropriations Committee Shifts Budget Hearing Focus to Opioid Crisis

The Pennsylvania House Appropriations Committee today dedicated its budget hearings to discussing the opioid crisis with state public health agencies and the commonwealth’s top law enforcement officer.

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Do Rural Residents Deserve Less Access Than Their Urban Counterparts?

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Jobs That Pay Off in More Ways Than One

Unemployment, poverty, and low wages jeopardize Pennsylvania’s health as well as its economy. The many good jobs provided by Pennsylvania hospitals address these challenges in more ways than you might think.

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