Health Policy http://wesa.fm en Backers of Medicaid Expansion Want Corbett to 'Stop Fooling Around' http://wesa.fm/post/backers-medicaid-expansion-want-corbett-stop-fooling-around-0 <p>Labor and healthcare advocacy groups are using this April Fool's Day to make a point: that Gov. Tom Corbett's decision to forego a federally funded expansion of Medicaid in Pennsylvania is, well, foolish.<br><br>Members of three groups — Working America, the Pennsylvania Health Access Network and the Consumer Health Coalition — plan to deliver 9,000 petitions to Corbett's office urging the administration to lower eligibility requirements for the federal program.<br> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Josh Raulerson 7006 at http://wesa.fm Could Pennsylvania Become a Single Payer State? http://wesa.fm/post/could-pennsylvania-become-single-payer-state <p>State Senator Jim Ferlo (D-Allegheny) is once again trying to convert Pennsylvania’s healthcare system to a single payer one. Ferlo said he will reintroduce legislation that failed to come up for a vote in 2009.</p><p>Titled the Pennsylvania Family and Business Healthcare Security Act of 2013, the legislation was drawn up with the help of the non-profit single payer advocacy group Healthcare 4 All PA.</p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 20:09:44 +0000 Tim Camerato 4109 at http://wesa.fm Medicaid Expansion & Women in PA http://wesa.fm/post/medicaid-expansion-women-pa <p></p><p>As more Republican governor's adopt the Medicaid Expansion, Governor Corbett is under more pressure to adopt the program. We'll discuss the impact of the Medicaid Expansion program on Pennsylvania women and low-income families with <strong>Judy Waxman</strong>, Vice President for Health Policy and Reproductive Rights for the <a href="http://www.nwlc.org/our-issues/health-care-%2526-reproductive-rights/health-care-reform">National Women's Law Center</a>.</p><p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 02:00:00 +0000 Heather McClain 2127 at http://wesa.fm Medicaid Expansion & Women in PA