Pennsylvania Democrats raise the alarm on the future of the Affordable Care Act

Pennsylvania Democrats raise the alarm on the future of the Affordable Care Act

Cindy Jennings, a mom of two from Lancaster County, says she never realized the struggle that many Americans face in securing health insurance until she had to do it for herself. That realization came when Jennings, a full-time caregiver for her disabled son Matt, was kicked off her husband’s plan following their divorce.

 

Jennings said her saving grace came in the form of Pennsylvania’s Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act in February 2015, which gave her the insurance necessary to detect precancerous polyps before they developed into cancer. But Jennings, along with others, worry that the protections provided in the Affordable Care Act may soon vanish if a 20-state lawsuit to upend the law is successful. 

Wednesday, August 28, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Wolf signs bill that creates a Pennsylvania based healthcare insurance exchange

Wolf signs bill that creates a Pennsylvania based healthcare insurance exchange

Governor Tom Wolf held a press conference Tuesday afternoon to sign House Bill 3, which will create a health insurance exchange for Affordable Care Act individual market plans that is run by the state and not the federal government. 

By having a market place that is controlled by the state it will allow Pennsylvania residents to find the most cost-effective plans in the state that will provide what they and their families need. 

Tuesday, July 2, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Pittsburgh officials remind Pennsylvanians open enrollment for ACA coverage begins this week

Pittsburgh officials remind Pennsylvanians open enrollment for ACA coverage begins this week

Rep. Dan Frankel (D-Squirrel Hill) and health advocates held a press conference in Pittsburgh Monday to let Pennsylvanians know that the Affordable Care Act is still “the law of the land.”

Due to cutbacks in advertising of the ACA, also known as Obamacare, and with “all the noise” coming from the nation’s capital about repealing and replacing the universal healthcare system, Rep. Frankel wanted to remind his constituents that the ACA is still alive and well and open enrollment for coverage begins this Wednesday, November 1 and runs through Friday, December 15.
Monday, October 30, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
New Media Campaign launched to help Pennsylvanians understand new health insurance options

New Media Campaign launched to help Pennsylvanians understand new health insurance options

On Thursday afternoon, Acting Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman announced a new media campaign that has been created to help Pennsylvanians understand new health insurance options during open enrollment, which is now November 1 through December 15th.

Thursday, October 26, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Democrats express disapproval of President Trump's ending of ACA subsidies

Democrats express disapproval of President Trump's ending of ACA subsidies

House and Senate Democratic leaders discussed Wednesday the negative impact President Donald Trump's new insurance plans could have on Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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