Monthly Archives: March 2012

PHLP Co-Authors White Paper on Eligibility, Enrollment & Renewal in Pennsylvania’s Medicaid and CHIP

In March 2012, the Federal Department of Health and Human Services released final rules for health insurance exchanges and Medicaid that will take effect under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on January 1, 2014. These rules establish requirements regarding eligibility and enrollment processes that … Continue reading

PHLP Comments on Proposed Exchange Legislation

Last month, the Pennsylvania Department of Insurance released conceptual draft legislation for a state-operated exchange. The proposed bill would establish multiple private exchanges, a model very different from other states. PHLP is concerned about the multiple exchange approach and with Community Legal Services co-authored comments critical … Continue reading

Health Reform Update

Pennsylvania Insurance Department, Deciding to Operate a State Health Insurance Exchange, Releases Concept Legislation March 2012 In November 2011, Governor Corbett announced Pennsylvania’s decision to establish a state-run health insurance exchange as required by the Affordable Care Act, rather than defer … Continue reading

Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Arguments on Federal Health Reform

March 2012 Later this month, the U.S. Supreme Court will examine the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), potentially producing a landmark decision. For most cases, the Supreme Court allocates one hour for oral argument — 30 minutes for each … Continue reading

February 2012 Senior Health News

2012-2013 Budget Proposal Announced MATP Co-Pays To Start May 1st DPW To Change Consumer-Directed Support Services 2012 Federal Poverty Levels Announced …and much more!