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June 17, 2021

U.S. Supreme Court Dismisses ACA Challenge

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court in a 7-2 decision dismissed a lawsuit challenging the Affordable Care Act (ACA), finding that states behind the case did not have legal ground to challenge the health care law.

June 03, 2021

New PHC4 Report Outlines Growing Financial Stress for PA Hospitals

In its financial analysis of general acute care hospitals for fiscal year (FY) 2020, Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) uncovered a significant drop in the statewide average of total margins (from 6.63% during FY 2019 to 3.93% during FY 2020), as well as the statewide average of operating margins (from 5.61% during FY 2019 to 3.73% during FY 2020).

June 02, 2021

PA Health Insurance Marketplace to Undergo Maintenance to Add ARPA Savings

Starting this evening, Pennsylvania’s health insurance marketplace, Pennie, will undergo scheduled maintenance to add savings from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) into consumer accounts. Pennie officials estimate the Pennsylvanians will receive about $270 million in additional subsidies from the ARPA.

May 20, 2021

AHA Report Offers Solutions to Ensure Future of Rural Health

A report released this week from the American Hospital Association (AHA) offers solutions to ensure the future of the nation’s rural hospitals and puts a spotlight on Pennsylvania’s Rural Health Model as one promising approach to transform care.