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Threatening the Promise: Workforce Crisis and Funding Shortfalls Jeopardize Community-Based Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services

This 2003 paper provides a status report on community-based Mental Health (MH) and Mental Retardation (MR) services in Pennsylvania....

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Census Data: Number of Americans Without Health Insurance Falls Amid Middle Class Struggles

This report examines data Press Released by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2012, which offers a mix of both...

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The Quiet Dismantling of Public Health: The Impact of Pennsylvania State Health Center Privatization and Staff Cutbacks

In February of 1996, Governor Ridge proposed the privatization of all Pennsylvania state health centers and the state public...

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Double Trouble: Taxpayer-Subsidized Low-Wage Jobs in Pennsylvania Nursing Homes

Low wages for nursing home workers mean that many caregivers struggle to make ends meet and often qualify for...

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Nursing Home Jobs That Pay

The KRC’s report, “Nursing Home Jobs That Pay,” updates and deepens our understanding of Pennsylvania’s nursing home industry and...

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It’s Not Really About Work: Why Pennsylvania Should Reject Work Requirements

Despite false and dangerous stereotypes about the poor being unwilling to work, the majority of SNAP and Medicaid recipients...

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2017 Census Release: Health Care Coverage in Pennsylvania

By Shelley Aragoncillo and Diana Polson The number of Pennsylvania’s uninsured hovers around 5.5% of the state’s population, nearly half...

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The Trump Administration’s Newest About-Face: Seeking to Dismantle Protections for Those with Pre-Existing Conditions

In a move in line with Trump’s typical bait-and-switch—purporting to be a defender of the American working class but...

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“Work Requirements” and the Political Appeal of Cruelty

We at PBPC are engaged in a major effort to push back against legislation in the PA General Assembly...

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For Many Pennsylvanians, Insurance Premiums Increase Are Greater Than Tax Cuts

As we have pointed out previously, because it repeals the individual mandate, the Senate tax cut proposal will not...

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Graham-Cassidy Repeal Bill — Just Plain Bad for Pennsylvania

As I write this, it is possible that the Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act and make...

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Don’t Take Skinny Repeal Lightly — The Dangers of the “Just Pass Something” Mentality

As I write this, the Senate is moving in a somewhat haphazard way to a vote on what has...

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