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PA Providers to Senators Toomey and Casey: Reject the BCRA

June 28, 2017

News Release: Although U.S. Senate leaders have postponed a vote on the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) until after the July 4 recess, Pennsylvania’s health care provider community continues its push to protect access to affordable, reliable health care coverage.

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Key Report Underscores Need for Continued Support to Fight Opioid Crisis

June 28, 2017

The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) today released its Hospitalizations for Opioid Overdose – 2016 report. The report shows overdose trends for both heroin and pain medication. Trends include hospitalization rates, mortality rates, and payments, as well as geographic breakdowns.

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As Senate Delays Vote on BCRA, PA Hospital Community Urged to Email Senators Toomey & Casey to Help Protect Coverage for Pennsylvanians

June 27, 2017

Last week, the U.S. Senate released the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, its version of legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The proposal jeopardizes coverage, weakens Medicaid, and undermines critical protections.

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Overdose Survivors in the ER: Seizing Opportunity within Tragedy

June 06, 2017 | Michael Consuelos

Overdose Survivors in the ER: Seizing Opportunity within Tragedy

Hospital emergency rooms across the state are working to realize the potential for opportunity within the tragedy of Pennsylvania’s opioid epidemic. While caring for overdose survivors rescued from death, emergency rooms are working to foster connections that could help those patients recover their lives.

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4 ways Obamacare has improved the insurance you get through work—and without driving up premiums

March 03, 2017 | Andy Carter

4 ways Obamacare has improved the insurance you get through work—and without driving up premiums

Obamacare (officially, the Affordable Care Act) gave a big helping hand to one in 12 Pennsylvanians who now have health insurance because of the law. But if you are one of the majority of Pennsylvanians who get coverage through your job, the Affordable Care Act has helped you too.

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