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.

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Wolf Administration Announces Transition Plan for Traditional Medicaid Expansion

Governor Wolf has announced his plan to wind down the Private Coverage Option that was created as part of former Governor Corbett’s alternative expansion. He will also abandon his predecessor’s benefit package reforms and instead create a single benefit package for adults. This 60-second video explains the transition to a traditional Medicaid expansion.

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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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1-800-274-3258

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Do You Need Health Insurance?

Because of Medicaid expansion, most low-income adults in Pennsylvania now qualify for Medicaid.

This flyer can help you figure out if you should apply for Medicaid or CHIP, or if you should use the Marketplace to apply for other low-cost health insurance. Please share this information widely!

PHLP Releases Medical Assistance Eligibility Manual

PHLP has expanded and updated its Medical Assistance Eligibility Manual. Intended for health care advocates and the general public, this manual describes eligibility for Pennsylvania’s Medicaid Assistance (or Medicaid) program in plain language. Readers will learn Medicaid coverage “categories” as well as the program’s income and resource counting rules.

The updated Medical Assistance Eligibility Manual can be found here.