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.


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

Block grants are being considered by Congress as a way to reduce federal funding for Medicaid and shift more costs onto states.

Who gets Medicaid in Pennsylvania?  What difference does it make in their lives? Here we highlight a handful of Pennsylvanians who have agreed to share their stories.

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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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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!

Nearly Half of the Uninsured Are Eligible for Government Aid

Who lacks health insurance in the US