Posts from — May 2014

Frankel Urges State To Adopt Medicaid Expansion

May 14, 2014   Comments Off on Frankel Urges State To Adopt Medicaid Expansion

State Rep. Dan Frankel joined our press conference to advocate for Medicaid Expansion. Coverage from WESA:

“It’s hard to turn your back against this when it addresses so many important issues facing the state at this time,” Frankel said.

Adopting Medicaid expansion could create as many as 40,000 jobs in the health industry and help solve the state’s budget deficit, according to Frankel.

Read the full article here.

Coalition continues fight for Medicaid expansion

May 14, 2014   Comments Off on Coalition continues fight for Medicaid expansion

Pittsburgh City Paper covers our advocacy efforts for Medicaid Expansion in Pennsylvania:

Nursing student Britt Lawson was supposed to be the featured speaker at a press conference on expanding Medicaid held at the Consumer Health Coalition earlier today. But Lawson was unable to make it, said Rev. Sally Jo Snyder, because the 24-year-old’s crippling medical debt forced her to have to work a double shift.

“We hear hundreds of those stories everyday,” said Rev. Synder, who serves as the director of advocacy and consumer education at the coalition.”We all know someone who is uninsured.”

Read the full story here.

Watch Britt Lawson tell her story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mb_m1n5Ol_M

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