February 18, 2022
In a presentation today to members of the General Assembly, HAP and other health care provider organizations underscored the critical role Medicaid plays in supporting Pennsylvanians’ access to quality health care.
The virtual briefing followed an earlier one held during November at the State Capitol. HAP, along with fellow members of the Pennsylvania Provider Advocacy Coalition, presented information to help lawmakers better understand Medicaid’s importance to their constituents, dispel misconceptions about the program, and highlight some ongoing challenges.
Key points included:
“(Medicaid) expansion is linked to gains in coverage, improvements in access, financial security for consumers, improved health outcomes, and also economic benefits for states,” said Jeffrey Bechtel, HAP’s senior vice president, health economics and policy.
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