Millions of kids could lose health coverage as states purge Medicaid rolls
This upheaval comes as child vaccination rates sink to historic lows, a teen mental health crisis worsens, and millions of kids fall behind on routine screenings to detect physical and developmental problems that require early interventions.
Pa. Rep. Scott Perry needs to stop playing politics with our livelihoods. This is why | Opinion
Republicans, including Perry, must not attack the essential benefits that so many Americans rely upon.
As COVID protections end, patients classified as ‘medically needy’ fear new barriers to care
Boosted pandemic-era benefits may push some over the income line as disenrollments resume.
State officials reaffirm access to reproductive health services post-Roe | Five for the Weekend
“With the overturning of Roe v. Wade, we know that many people are confused and worried about getting the reproductive health care they need and deserve to keep themselves and their families healthy,” Department of Human Services acting Secretary Meg Snead said.
Health insurance coverage for kids through Medicaid and CHIP helps their moms too | Analysis
It contributes to family stability and encourages healthier behavior, researchers found.
Health care providers, state officials tout new initiatives to combat rise in maternal mortality
In Pennsylvania, pregnancy-related deaths grew by more than 21 percent in the five years between 2013 and 2018, officials said.
Pa. releases plan for $1.2B in stimulus cash for services for Medicaid recipients | Tuesday Coffee
The money would be used, among other things, to address a staffing crisis for those who work with people with intellectual disabilities.
Ohio Medicaid contractor, Aetna, accused of denying kids care in Pa.
Company wrongly claimed obstetricians, dead docs were in its kids’ network, suit says
How House Democrats would expand Medicare and Medicaid and lower prescription drug costs
The proposals were drafted based on President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” policy plan. The House Democrats’ outline may be altered in the Senate, where some senators want to tweak those policies (including getting those upgraded Medicare benefits to seniors sooner).
‘It’s about America.’ Pa. lawmakers join efforts to expand Medicaid in Wisconsin
Without Medicaid, Pam Simpson — a Chester County resident — would have to choose between bankruptcy or having her autistic son go without much-needed therapy.
As lawmakers, Wolf prep for another budget debate, Medicaid spending should be front and center | Ray E. Landis
Potential cuts would be widespread and painful for Pennsylvanians of all ages, but older Pennsylvanians may be particularly targeted.
‘We have to fix this’ Sens. Casey, Collins hear rural home healthcare concerns
The home health care system in rural America needs a facelift. This was the consensus of both lawmakers and a panel of witnesses who testified Wednesday before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging.