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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Announcements

ABC’s of Managed Care and What it Might Mean for Home & Community-Based Services

Pennsylvania’s Department of Human Services (DHS) seeks public comment by July 15 on a discussion document issued on Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS).

PHLP Senior Attorney David Gates presented on key differences between MLTSS and Pennsylvania’s current fee-for-service system, giving stakeholders information on core concepts, existing models and relevant information.

A video of the presentation can be viewed here.

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!