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.


PA’s Medicaid Program Announces Policy Changes that Remove Restrictions to Hepatitis C Medications

“Thanks to the negotiations of PHLP and co-counsel, the Department of Human Services has announced Medicaid policy changes that will expand access to life-saving medications for individuals suffering from the Hepatitis C virus.  Phase one of the rollout will begin on July 1, 2017. Read more here.”

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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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Waiver Discussion Will Be Held on October 17, 2019

Senior attorney David Gates will be speaking about waivers at the Eastern Pennsylvania Special Needs Association (ESPNA) meeting on October 17, 2019. The event will be from 10am-noon, in person or by webinar. To RSVP, email Missy Modesti at: See the flyer for more information.

Assistive Technology Funding Resource Guide

One of the leading obstacles for obtaining assistive technology (AT) is finding the money to pay for it. This Guide has been compiled by Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF) in an effort to provide Pennsylvanians with disabilities, older Pennsylvanians, and their families help in navigating the complex web of funding options for AT devices and services.

Read the guide here.

Community HealthChoices Toolkit

How To Appeal a Denial in Community HealthChoices

Where to Call for CHC Help- Southwestern PA

Where to Call for CHC Help- Southeastern PA

Person-Centered Service Planning

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 if you should use the Marketplace to apply for other low-cost health insurance. Please share this information widely!

Medicaid Defense Resources

Stay informed as Congress considers repealing the Affordable Care Act and reforming Medicaid.  Here are resources that detail Medicaid’s impact in Pennsylvania:

Community HealthChoices: Impact on Persons with Disabilities

Community HealthChoices (CHC) is Pennsylvania’s plan for the delivery of long-term services and the delivery of healthcare for individuals receiving both Medicare and Medicaid through a managed care system. Click here to see how it affects Pennsylvanians with disabilities.