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May 29, 2020

New KFF Poll Reveals Americans’ Views about COVID-19’s Impact

As Americans continue limiting social interaction—many just emerging from their homes after months-long state mandates—a newly released Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) poll represents their views about some of the most significant details surrounding how COVID-19 has affected the country.

May 21, 2020

The ACA Will Cover More People as a Result of Job Losses Due to COVID-19

The Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that 26.8 million people across the country will become uninsured due to the loss of job-based health coverage. While many of those people qualify for full coverage under the Affordable Care Act, estimates suggest that 5.7 million people will not be eligible and will have to pay the full cost for health coverage.

May 06, 2020

Health Care Groups Press for HAP-Supported Prior Authorization Reform

Yesterday, a broad coalition of doctors, hospitals, patient advocates, and others conducted a press conference to ask the state House Insurance Committee to take action on HAP-supported House Bill 1194, sponsored by Representative Stephen Mentzer (R–Lancaster). The bill would provide common sense solutions to help reduce barriers and delays to patient care by reforming the prior authorization practices of many insurers, imposing strict deadlines and curbing excesses.

May 04, 2020

HAP Focuses on Safety in Testimony at Joint Senate Committee Hearing, Reopening of Pennsylvania

Today, via teleconference, the Senate Health and Human Services Committee held a joint hearing with the Senate Local Government Committee on the reopening of the commonwealth after weeks of a statewide stay at home order that began on April 1. Members of the committees heard from members of the Wolf Administration, including the Department of Community and Economic Development, the Department of Health, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency as well as local government officials, and representatives from the health care community, including HAP.

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