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Testimony: Medicaid Expansion Integral to Making Health Coverage Available and Affordable to Millions

The Medicaid expansion is an integral part of the goal of making health coverage available and affordable to millions...

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America‰’s Food Security Program in Danger

Cutting SNAP will increase hunger and poverty, hurt our local economy, and shift the pain of budget cuts onto...

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Falling Through the Cracks: Six Months After the End of adultBasic

Six months after the end of the state‰’s adultBasic program, few former enrollees have been able to access the...

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New Report Examines adultBasic Funding Crisis

The Community Health Reinvestment (CHR) Agreement is due to expire, which would cut the primary funding source for adultBasic,...

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Census: Fewer Americans Lacked Health Insurance in 2011

The percentage of Americans without health insurance dropped from 16.3 percent in 2010 to 15.7 percent in 2011, the...

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2012-13 Budget: A Look at County Human Services Pilot Program

Human Services Development Block Grant, to begin in July 2012. The programs include the Behavioral Health Services Initiative, Mental...

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2012-13 Budget: Welfare Code Adds Work Requirement for Parents with High Health Needs, Punitive Job Search Requirement for TANF Recipients

The Welfare Code bill that was adopted by the General Assembly on June 30 eliminated the General Assistance Program,...

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$3 Billion Bill for Corporate Tax Cuts in 2012-13

Pennsylvania tax cuts compete with state funding for schools, the state‰’s colleges and universities, early childhood education, and human...

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A Look at the Bridge Budget Signed by the Governor

Governor Ed Rendell signed Senate Bill 850 into law, providing a ‰”bridge‰” budget for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This...

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Census Data: PA’s Health Insurance Coverage Rates Still Below Pre-recession Levels

PA Budget and Policy Center highlights new census data from the U.S. Census Bureau‰’s Current Population Survey (CPS). Results...

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Webinar: Latest on Healthy PA, Medicaid Expansion, and Health Insurance Marketplace

This webinar provides the latest on the Health Insurance Marketplace and outlines Governor Corbett’s Healthy PA plan and what’s...

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A Comparative Analysis of the Pennsylvania Senate and House 2015-2016 Budget Proposals

This comparative analysis considers the two proposed budgets for 2015-2016 (SB 1073, which is largely bi-partisan, and HB 1046,...

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