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.


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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Forum on Community HealthChoices (formerly MLTSS)

The Department of Human Services (DHS) released its Concept Paper on the Community HealthChoices Program for Managed Care Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS). DHS is seeking public comments, and the Disability Rights Network of PA and the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University are hosting a public forum to assist those submitting comments.

PHLP Attorney David Gates will present details of the paper and those areas that advocates may want to look at more closely. The forum will take place on October 5th from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. It will be presented at Temple University in Harrisburg and broadcast as a webinar. Registration is now open for the webinar and for the in-person presentation.

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!