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

Grant to increase mental health and substance abuse supports awarded to Allegheny County

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded $800,000 to Allegheny County to increase mental health and substance abuse supports for individuals and families experiencing homelessness, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald announced Monday. 

“No effort to end homelessness in Allegheny County can be effective without removing the barriers that keep people from finding stable housing,” said Fitzgerald. “Thanks to the funding from SAMHSA, we will be able to provide crucial supports that people suffering from addictions and mental illness need to secure permanent housing.” 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh

Allegheny County receives $3.4 million grant to protect against hazards of lead-based paint and other health, safety hazards

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald announced today that Allegheny County Economic Development has received a $3.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The funding is intended to reduce the number of lead-poisoned children and protect families by targeting significant lead and other home health and safety hazards. 

“We want our residents to live in, and be able to purchase, safe, healthy and affordable housing,” said Fitzgerald. “We thank the Department of Housing & Urban Development for their support of this program, and the many partners who will work along with Economic Development and the Health Department to make it a success.” 

Monday, June 13, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
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