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.

Am I Eligible for Health Care Coverage?

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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.


Who Gets Medicaid in Pennsylvania? What Difference Does it Make?

In tandem with its effort to “repeal and replace” the ACA, Congress is taking steps to cut and “cap” federal funding for Medicaid.

Who gets Medicaid in PA?  What difference does it make in their lives?  We highlight a handful of Pennsylvanians who have agreed to share their stories 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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Free Workshops- Medical Assistance, Waivers, and Transition

Medical Assistance and Waivers can be complicated to understand. Learn who can qualify, what’s covered and what to do if coverage is denied. Learn about aspects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that may be at risk. Learn about the critical changes at ages 18 and age 21 that are important to understand.

More information can be found here.


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.

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!