What We See in the Shameful Trends on U.S. Maternal Health

Compared with its peers, the United States’ trajectory in maternal health has been shameful. Solving this worsening problem requires looking not just at the quality of care a woman receives but the entire environment around her — from her access to health care to the availability of food in her community.

Sen. Casey officially introduces his Five Freedoms for America’s Children Act, aims to make expanded child tax credit permanent

The bill proposes the most sweeping expansions to children’s health care, early education and school meal programs in recent memory, including increasing funding for child care subsidies; automatic enrollment in Medicaid through age 18, pulling in roughly 4 million uninsured infants to teens; and making permanent the expanded child tax credit — monthly payments made available to millions of American families on a temporary basis under Congress’ latest round of pandemic relief.

Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children Releases 2021 State of Children’s Health Care Report

More than 2 in 5 children in PA now rely on publicly funded or supported health insurance Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (PPC), the only statewide advocacy organization with a public policy agenda that spans a child’s life prenatally through adulthood, today released its 2021 State of Children’s Health Care in Pennsylvania: Health Insurance During the […]

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 […]

Report: Larger segment of Pennsylvania kids going without health insurance

After holding steady in 2018, the proportion of Pennsylvania kids without health insurance inched up last year — and could grow again as families negotiate fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, according to a nonprofit health advocacy group.