Affordable Care Act / Health Policy / Medicaid / Philadelphia

Healthy or Unhealthy PA? Advocates Weigh in on Gov. Corbett’s Plan to Reform Medicaid in Pennsylvania

Governor Corbett’s Healthy PA proposal to reform the Medicaid system in Pennsylvania through a Medicaid 1115 Demonstration Waiver has been met with harsh criticism by many and for good reason.  Healthy PA (known fondly by some as Unhealthy PA) would disrupt the current cost-efficient Medicaid program in Pennsylvania by enrolling newly eligible individuals and many currently existing … Continue reading

Affordable Care Act / Education / Health Reform / Medicaid / Pennsylvania / Philadelphia / Uncategorized

Affordable Care Act (ACA) Education & Outreach

This weekend I had the opportunity to discuss the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with Pennsylvania Senator Vincent Hughes and Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health & Intellectual disABILITY Services Commissioner Arthur Evans on Philadelphia radio show Philly Speaks on 100.3 FM. The show gave us a chance to demystify “Obamacare” and what it really means for … Continue reading

Philadelphia Outdoor Serving of Food Task Force Update
Food Insecurity / Food Policy / Homelessness / Pennsylvania / Philadelphia

Philadelphia Outdoor Serving of Food Task Force Update

In a recent post I called for more attention to be brought to Philadelphia Mayor, Michael Nutter’s Outdoor Serving of Food Task Force Report. This weekend I got what I wished for. Philadelphia Inquirer reporter, Jennifer Lin reported on the fact that Mayor Nutter and outdoor food serving groups came to an agreement about the ban on outdoor … Continue reading