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Pennsylvania’s Community HealthChoices Draft RFP
For managed long-term care services in Pennsylvania (Dec 2015)


Comment letter to PA Dept of Human Services
On Managed Long-Term Services and Support (Oct 2015)


Comment letter to PA Dept of Human Services
On Proposed Changes to the HealthChoices Program (Aug 2015)


Comment Letter to CMS
On Medicaid managed care and CHIP proposed rule (Jul 2015)


Comment letter to PA Dept of Human Services
On HealthChoices physical health program (Jun 2015)


Comment letter to PA Dept of Human Services
On transition to traditional Medicaid expansion (Apr 2015)


Fact Sheet
On the economic impact of Pennsylvania hospitals (May 2017)


Potential Consequences of King V. Burwell
Overview of how Supreme Court decision on ACA subsidies could affect individuals and hospitals in Pennsylvania (Apr 2015)


DVHC Impact

In southeastern Pennsylvania, 3,030,258 children and adults have insurance coverage; however 33 percent of the state’s uninsured also live in southeastern Pennsylvania. DVHC of HAP tracks public and private insurance trends and claims payment practices for the southeast region.

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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

Related News

May 24, 2018

CBO Says Repeal of Affordable Care Act Mandate Penalty will Lead to More Uninsured and Higher Premiums

The 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) imposed a tax penalty on individuals who failed to fulfill the law’s shared responsibility requirement to secure qualifying health coverage. The individual mandate penalty was created to ensure more people secured access to affordable care and preventive services.  


May 01, 2018

Survey Finds Coverage Gains under ACA Beginning to Reverse

Findings from the latest Commonwealth Fund tracking survey demonstrate that the increased number of individuals covered by health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is beginning to reverse.


April 25, 2018

AHA Opposes Short-Term, Limited-Duration Health Insurance Policies; Details Potentially Negative Impact in Comment Letter

The American Hospital Association (AHA) this week submitted a comment letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, emphasizing concern surrounding a proposed federal rule amending the definition of short-term, limited-duration health insurance policies. The AHA cautioned the rule would undermine efforts to promote greater enrollment in coverage that provides vital consumer protections, ultimately reducing costs by balancing insurance market risk pools.


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Related Blogs

July 10, 2017

How Congress’s plan for health care could affect Benjamin’s life


March 03, 2017

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.

September 18, 2015

Pennsylvania’s Physician Credentialing Process Is Keeping Doctors from Patients

Pennsylvania’s antiquated, cumbersome, paper-based physician credentialing system is slowing down access to health care.

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