Georgetown University Report: Medicaid Expansion Narrows Maternal Health Coverage Gaps, But Racial Disparities Persist

A new report from the Georgetown Center for Children and Families shows that a state’s decision on whether to expand Medicaid has a profound impact on women of childbearing age (18-44). In 2019, across all racial and ethnic groups, women in non-expansion states were more likely to be uninsured than women in states that had […]

How Kinship Care Transformed Allegheny County’s Child-Welfare System

Once one of the worst agencies of its kind in the country, the office of Children, Youth and Families is now a model of success.  In 1993, Sharon McDaniel saw an opportunity. The need was dire, but McDaniel felt that her career had built up to that moment — the opportunity to tackle a desperately […]

PA Group Encourages Well-Child Doctor Visits Ahead of School Year

HARRISBURG, Pa. — As students gear up for getting back to school, Pennsylvania childrens’ advocates are asking parents to ensure kids are up-to-date on routine immunizations and annual well-child visits. Pennsylvania Partnerships For Children, with the state chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, has released guidance to keep kids safe and healthy this school year.

State announces plans to extend Medicaid coverage period for new, expecting moms

Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration announced its plans Thursday to extend the health care coverage period for new and expecting moms eligible for Medicaid. “This allows us to provide mothers the care and guidance they need through an important and delicate period in their lives without the additional fear or anxiety of getting an unaffordable bill,” said […]

Wolf Administration announces expanding Medicaid coverage plan for postpartum mothers

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — The Wolf Administration announced its intent to extend postpartum coverage periods for mothers eligible for Medicaid because of pregnancy to one year. Joined by the Women’s Health Caucus, the Maternity Care Coalition and Pa. Health Access Network, they said the investment will help with the health and well-being of new mothers […]