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

Federal Government Grants Another 7 Days to Enroll in Marketplace for Those “In Line” on February 15th

Individuals who tried to enroll before the end of Open Enrollment but could not complete the process due to problems with HealthCare.gov or long call center wait times will be granted a special enrollment period (SEP). This SEP will end on February 22, 2015. Consumers should contact the Marketplace through the call center (1-800-318-2596 / TTY: 1-855-889-4325) or via HealthCare.gov.

President Obama has been spreading the word of the deadline for signing up for health insurance through this humorous collaboration with Buzzfeed.

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.