The School-Based ACCESS Program helps to fund early intervention and special education programs across Pennsylvania. These programs provide medically necessary health-related services to kids with disabilities who are Medicaid eligible. Pennsylvania schools received over $157.5 million in Medicaid reimbursement during the 2015-2016 school year.
Today, Medicaid covers more than 1.2 million Pennsylvania children and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) serves more than 181,000 kids. Medicaid and CHIP provide coverage for children living in low-income families and children living in and aging out of foster care. In addition, Medicaid serves as secondary insurance for children with disabilities living in higher income families.
The 2017 “State of Children’s Health Care” provides data on health indicators to track changes through the implementation of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The report is designed to establish a baseline to monitor changes in children’s health care as various aspects of the law are implemented. Information on children covered by publicly […]
The U.S. Senate could vote imminently on legislation that would overhaul the Medicaid program to the detriment of the 1.2 million children in Pennsylvania who rely on this program for health care coverage.
Currently, in Pennsylvania CHIP relies on the federal government for about 89% of its funding