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Pennsylvania’s Community HealthChoices Draft RFP
For managed long-term care services in Pennsylvania


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


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


Medicaid Expansion in PA: Fact Check
Clarifies common myths about Medicaid expansion


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

June 21, 2017

Coverage is Critical in Fighting Opioid Epidemic

The impact of the American Health Care Act (AHCA)—legislation would partially repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—on progress in addressing the opioid epidemic remains a key issue as Republican leadership in the U.S. Senate drive for a vote before the July 4 district work period.


June 20, 2017

New Report Analyzes Possible State Response to Proposed Medicaid Changes

A new report by the Urban Institute considers three scenarios states may pursue if the Medicaid financing policies included in the American Health Care Act (AHCA) are enacted. 


June 19, 2017

Governor Wolf, Bipartisan Group of Governors: AHCA Not a Solution to Health Care Challenges

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf joined six other governors from across the country to urge Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to amend the American Health Care Act (AHCA) to make a fairer system for America’s consumers.


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Related Blogs

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.

April 02, 2015

Why More Health Coverage Does Not Necessarily Mean Less Uncompensated Care

Health coverage and uncompensated care are opposing forces, right? As the number of people with coverage goes up, the need for hospitals to provide charity care or cover unpaid patient bills goes down. Or will high deductible health plans disrupt the natural order of things?

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