PHLP is a nationally recognized expert and consultant on access to health care for low-income consumers, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. For more than two decades, PHLP has engaged in direct advocacy on behalf of individual consumers while working on the kinds of health policy changes that promise the most to the Pennsylvanians in greatest need.

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Success Story

A 39-year-old with developmental disabilities

When Gabrielle’s father passed away, her survivors’ benefits disqualified her for the services and supports she needed to live in the community.  PHLP helped Gabrielle avoid being placed in a nursing home.


Benefit Change Letters Mailed to 800,000 Medicaid Households

On November 5, DPW began mailing all adult MA recipients a letter that describes upcoming benefit changes. Adults assigned to the “Healthy” or “Healthy PA Private Coverage Option” benefit package may need to request “Healthy Plus” to get a benefit package that meets their needs. For more information, see this PHLP alert.

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PHLP offers free legal advice to low-income people with insurance problems. We also help people who don't have health insurance.

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Do You Need Health Insurance?

This flyer highlights the new insurance option available starting in January 2015. Because of Medicaid expansion, most low-income adults in Pennsylvania will soon qualify for Medicaid. Please share this information widely!

PHLP Offers Medicare 2015 Webinars

PHLP is offering free webinar trainings to educate providers, advocates and other professionals who work with dual eligibles (people who have both Medicare and Medicaid) and other low-income Medicare beneficiaries about upcoming changes to Medicare and other programs in 2015.

Each webinar will cover the following topics:

  • Medicare Part D plans and costs in 2015
  • Programs that help Medicare beneficiaries with their costs
  • Helping Medicare beneficiaries in times of transition, including becoming a dual eligible or losing their dual eligible status
  • Medicare and the Health Care Marketplace

To register for a webinar, click on one of the links below:

Space is limited-register today! Please share this announcement with others who may be interested in participating in one of the webinars.