medicaid

Lawmakers agreed to privatize free medical trips for Medicaid recipients last year. Now, some are trying to stop it

BY: - April 21, 2019

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

BY: - April 15, 2019

"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.

COMMENTARY

Is there a path forward on Medicaid work requirements that could help the poor — and not harm them? | Opinion

BY: - April 1, 2019

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

BY: and - February 8, 2019

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 […]