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.
Pa’s Medicaid program is paying more than it needs to for prescription drugs. This is why | Opinion
Pharmacy Benefit Managers are huge for-profit companies that often pick the pockets of the patients they are supposed to be helping.
At request of counties, lawmakers delay privatization of Medicaid rides to doctor’s visits
A last-minute provision added to the budget passed in 2018 mandated that the program, known as Medical Assistance Transportation, be contracted to a private company.
As Pa. faces home-care worker ‘crisis,’ lawmakers set the stage for a small wage increase
The median wage for home-care workers is under $12. A budget bill could mean an increase.
Lawmakers agreed to privatize free medical trips for Medicaid recipients last year. Now, some are trying to stop it
State lawmakers from rural Pennsylvania are pushing back on a privatization measure slipped into last year’s state budget that would affect transportation for at least 150,000 Medicaid recipients.
Seeking to reduce fraud, new grand jury report calls for fixes to Pa.’s Medicaid program
"We all want to ensure that people get the highest quality care possible," Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, whose office oversaw the grand jury, said during a news conference at his Harrisburg office.
Is there a path forward on Medicaid work requirements that could help the poor — and not harm them? | Opinion
In the wake of a judge’s ruling that Medicaid work requirements in two states are not legal, questions remain. The most pressing ones are about how to help low-income people, not punish them.
Report: 37,000+ cancer diagnoses made because of Pa.’s Medicaid expansion
It’s been four years since Gov. Tom Wolf expanded Medicaid access to low-income adults. Since then, 1.4 million people have been covered, and Pennsylvania’s uninsured rate has fallen to 5.5 percent. That’s the lowest in the commonwealth’s history, state Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller said Friday. During a Capitol news conference, the agency […]