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Antoinette Kraus

How Medicaid expansion could solve Pennsylvania’s budget crisis

Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 6:00 AM
State lawmakers have less than two weeks to close a projected $1.2 billion budget shortfall. As the Inquirer recently reported, tax collections in the current fiscal year are $600 million behind projections. That leaves lawmakers with a choice that no elected official wants to make in an election year:... Read more

Corbett Medicaid Plan Puts Pennsylvanians at Breaking Point Over Cuts and Delays

Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 6:00 AM
With the federal public comment period ending this week on the Corbett Administration's Healthy PA proposal, Pennsylvanians delivered a loud and clear message to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. Healthy PA is overly complex, overly complicated and unnecessary. The best choice for Pennsylvania... Read more

CBO Report on Obamacare and the Workforce is Good News for Working Families

Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 6:00 AM
Last week, headlines read: "Devastating News for Obamacare: Over Two Million Workers Will Lose Jobs,” and Obamacare will push two million workers out of labor market." Contrary to these fear-inducing, sensationalized storylines, instead of losing jobs by the millions, Americans, for the first... Read more

Pennsylvania Needs to Expand Medicaid - Now

Monday, December 16, 2013, 6:00 AM
No one would deliberately design a health care system that leaves hundreds of thousands of low-income working families out in the cold, but that is exactly what will happen if Pennsylvania fails to expand Medicaid health coverage next year under the Affordable Care Act. We are talking about hairdressers... Read more

Rocky End of AdultBasic in 2011 Offers Lessons for the Health Reform Rollout

Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 6:00 AM
The tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians who recently received cancellation notices from their health insurers are understandably worried. Few know that feeling better than 41,000 Pennsylvanians who saw their adultBasic coverage cancelled two years ago. The key difference: most of those who lost adultBasic... Read more

Corbett’s Medicaid Plan is Too Little Too Late

Thursday, October 3, 2013, 12:04 PM
Last Friday, Arkansas received approval from the federal government to expand its Medicaid program in a manner that is different from the one envisioned by the Affordable Care Act. Last month, Governor Corbett announced “Healthy PA,” a plan he claims mirrors the Arkansas proposal. Both... Read more
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Robert Field, Ph.D., J.D., M.P.H. Professor, School of Law & Drexel School of Public Health
Jeffrey Brenner, MD Founder of the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, Medical Director of the Urban Health Institute at Cooper University Healthcare
Andy Carter President & CEO, The Hospital & Healthsystem Assoc. of Pa.
Robert B. Doherty Senior Vice President of Governmental Affairs & Public Policy American College of Physicians
David Grande, MD, MPA Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Tine Hansen-Turton Chief Strategy Officer of Public Health Management Corporation
Drew A. Harris, DPM, MPH Director of Health Policy Program at the Jefferson School of Population Health
Antoinette Kraus Director of the Pennsylvania Health Access Network
Laval Miller-Wilson Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Health Law Project
David B. Nash, MD, MBA Founding Dean of the Jefferson School of Population Health
Mark V. Pauly, Ph.D. Professor of Health Care Management, Business Economics and Public Policy at The Wharton School
Howard J. Peterson, MHA Managing Partner of TRG Healthcare, a national healthcare consulting firm
Donald Schwarz, MD, MPH Deputy Mayor for Health & Opportunity and Health Commissioner for the City of Philadelphia
Paula L. Stillman, MD, MBA Healthcare consultant with special expertise in population health and disease management
Elizabeth A. W. Williams Senior Vice President & Chief Communications Officer for Independence Blue Cross
Krystyna Dereszowska A third-year law student concentrating in health at Drexel
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