April 27th, 2018
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Insurers should honor health plan contract
Pennsylvanians are increasingly finding the health care policies they sign up for are falling short. Health plans are changing the cost and availability of care that is marketed and sold during open enrollment — even after consumers are locked into their annual plans.
For commercially insured Pennsylvanians, especially those managing chronic conditions, the effects of these midyear changes can be devastating. Reducing or eliminating coverage for an effective treatment... [more]
February 27th, 2018
House Bill 2113 Amends PA Insurance Law to Restrict Coverage Reductions for Health Care Services & Treatments During the Policy Year
February 27, 2018 – Pennsylvanians for Fair Health Coverage, a coalition of more than ten patient and provider groups, today applauded legislation that protects consumers with commercial health insurance from unfair health plan changes. Pennsylvania House Bill 2113 would amend Pennsylvania’s Unfair Insurance Practices Act to prohibit commercial health insurers from making coverage... [more]
January 29th, 2018
Rep. Donna Oberlander will Introduce Bill Amending PA Insurance Law to Protect Patients from Unfair Coverage Reductions During the Policy Year
January 29, 2018 – Pennsylvanians for Fair Health Coverage, a coalition of patient and provider groups working to ensure that health plan benefits will be concrete over the course of each year, today applauded a Pennsylvania lawmaker for pursuing legislation that protects consumers with commercial health insurance from unfair coverage changes. Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-... [more]
August 17th, 2017
Originally posted at: http://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2017/08/pa_health_insurers_arent_livin.htm
By Lorraine Ramirez
As the mother of a child with epilepsy, I am well aware of the importance of having good health insurance. Without it, my family may not be able to access the medications that my daughter needs to live a happy, healthy life.
However, many Pennsylvanians are still not getting the healthcare they deserve - and need - despite entering into contracts with health plans that are supposed to afford... [more]