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Advocacy & Research
January 2015
With new state leaders contemplating a major change in how Pennsylvania expands its Medicaid program, SNAP offers eight principles it believes those officials should follow if they choose to take Medicaid expansion in a different direction.
January 2015
In the second of a series of four papers for leaders of the new Wolf administration and legislative committee leaders and staff, SNAP presents an overview of the major challenges Pennsylvania’s private safety-net hospitals currently face.
January 2015
In the first of a series of four papers for leaders of the new Wolf administration and legislative and committee leaders and staff, SNAP presents an introduction to the Safety-Net Association of Pennsylvania: what safety-net hospitals are, where they are located, whom they serve, and how they differ from other acute-care hospitals in the state.
December 2014
In a letter to the Department of Human Services, SNAP asks to meet with department officials to discuss delays of as much as a year in reviewing and paying selected hospital Medical Assistance fee-for-service claims.
June 2014
As Pennsylvania lawmakers contemplate the state’s FY 2015 budget amid a major revenue shortfall, SNAP documents the extent to which safety-net hospital-driven employment is a major economic force in communities across the state and urges officials to ensure this continued economic activity by preserving adequate funding for Medical Assistance payments to hospitals.