2013

New Guide to HealthChoices

Pennsylvania Health Law Project (PHLP), in partnership with the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health, released a new guide to HealthChoices, the mandatory managed care program for individuals with Medicaid coverage. Written for consumers, this guide describes how the HealthChoices program works and how consumers can get their needs met. It provides information // more

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Need Help with the Marketplace?

Health Insurance Marketplace Navigators can help you understand how the Marketplace works and complete eligibility and enrollment forms? In Pennsylvania, The Advocacy Alliance, Mental Health America Westmoreland County, Mental Health Association in PA and Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers’ Association offer trained Navigators to help people who use or need behavioral // more

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LIHEAP Program is Open

The PA Department of Public Welfare (DPW) began accepting applications for this season’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) on November 4th.  The program helps low income families pay their heating bills. You can apply and check the status of your application on the state’s COMPASS website.  You can also pick up // more

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Survey of Caregivers Seeks Information about Health & People with Disabilities

The Arc’s HealthMeet initiative, which aims to reduce health disparities among people with I/DD, is launching a short, internet-based survey for family or staff caregivers of people with intellectual disabilities. This survey asks questions about health status of people with intellectual disabilities in different areas that are noticed by caregivers but // more

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FDA Targets Trans Fat in Processed Foods

Partially hydrogenated oils, which are a major dietary source of trans fat, may soon become unapproved food additives. Over the past decade, many companies have reduced the amount of trans fat in their products, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that further reducing trans fat could prevent thousands of deaths and heart // more

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