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.


PHLP Releases Report With PA Developmental Disabilities Council

Click here to read “Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Pennsylvanians with Disabilities.” This report highlights Pennsylvania’s successes, challenges and unfinished business with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, specific to persons with disabilities and chronic health conditions.

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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?

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!

Nearly Half of the Uninsured Are Eligible for Government Aid

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