While the latest GOP attempt at repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act failed, healthcare access is still at risk. President Trump has taken several steps to make the healthcare market more unstable, including threatening to withhold payment to insurers, releasing anti-ACA videos, decreasing the window for enrollment, and considering not enforcing the clause requiring everyone to purchase insurance. The House and Senate appear to have moved on from healthcare….for now. This doesn’t mean they won’t revisit changes in the future.
Leave-Behinds for Legislators
Pennsylvania will shut down Norristown State Hospital and Hamburg State Center over the next 18-24 months, in a process which will include individualized plans to help residents adjust to living in the community.
Pennsylvania’s new guidelines will gradually move individuals currently working in sheltered workshops to spending 75% of their time in integrated settings over the next 3 years. Read Cori Frazer’s commentary here.