Federal Health Care Reform (ACA)


Recent Information:

l HHS accepts PID recommendation regarding teh Employer Choice Funcation in FF-SHOP states (view chart)


l Letter from Commissioner Consedine to HHS regarding the Employer Choice Function in FF-SHOP states (6/2/14)

 

l Letter from Commissioner Consedine affirming certain low-income families can remain in CHIP through the end of 2014 (1/17/14)

 

l Letters from constituent groups supporting CHIP:

l Letter from HHS Secretary Sebelius denying Pennsylvania the requested flexibility to continue CHIP as a permanent alternative to certain low-income families (1/9/14)

 

l Letter from Governor Corbett to HHS Secretary Sebelius affirming that children will remain in the CHIP program on 1/1/14 and can remain in the program unless parents choose to enroll in Medicaid  (12/12/13)

 

l Letter from HHS Secretary Sebelius to Governor Corbett, responding to 9/13/13 letter regarding further clarification and flexibility on Pennsylvania's CHIP program (12/4/13)

 

l Letter from Commissioner Consedine to CMS regarding CHIP (11/1/13)

 

l Letter from Governor Corbett to HHS Secretary Sebelius thanking her for response, asking further clarification and flexibility (9/13/13)

 

l Letter from HHS Secretary Sebelius responding to Governor Corbett's request to not move children from Pennsylvania's CHIP program into Medicaid (9/6/13)

 

l Third Letter from Governor Corbett to HHS Secretary Sebelius challenging decision to move children from Pennsylvania's CHIP program into Medicaid (8/30/13)

 

l Second Letter from Governor Corbett to HHS Secretary Sebelius challenging decision to move children from Pennsylvania's CHIP program into Medicaid (6/26/13)

l Letter from Governor Corbett to Kathleen Sebelius requesting to maintain Pennsylvania's CHIP program and not force children into Medicaid (5/30/13)

 

l Letter from CCIIO confirming the department will retain its current regulatory authority with respect to ACA's market-wide reforms and plan approval activities (5/20/13)


l Letter from Pa Department of Public Welfare on the fiscal impacts surrounding the optional Medicaid expansion (5/17/13)


l Letter to CCIIO requesting PA Fair Care program continue to run under the original contract terms (5/10/13)

 

l Letter from CCIIO anouncing changes to the PA Fair Care Program contract (4/26/13)


l Letter to CCIIO clarifying the department's enforcement authority (4/8/13)


l Letter from HHS, in response to 2/20/13 letter, stating PA Fair Care enrollment suspension will not be reconsidered (3/1/13)


l Letter from HHS offering some clarifications to ACA implementation (2/19/13)

 

l Letter from Commissioner Consedine to HHS expressing concern over the enrollment suspension of Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plans (PCIPs) (2/20/13)

 

l Governor Corbett Press Release: Governor Corbett Asks Federal Government for Medicaid Reform (2/5/13)

 

l Letter from Governor Corbett to HHS asking for Medicaid Reform (2/5/13)

 

l Department of Public Welfare Fact Sheet on Medicaid Expansion (2/5/13) 

 

l Letter to HHS asking for continued dialogue and information on federally funded exchanges (1/10/13) 

 

l Exchange Marketplace Viability Report 

 

l Archived 2012 Information  

Health Insurance Exchange Information:

l View Health Insurance Exchange Grants 

 

l View the studies, surveys and stakeholder sessions conducted by the department

 

l Essential Health Benefits Report - examining the health plans that could serve as the benchmark plan in Pennsylvania, as outlined in federal guidance Cover Letter |Full Report | Report Summary

 

Federal ACA Grants:

l  View all Federal Grants


The Supreme Court of the United States Ruling on
the Affordable Care Act: 

l Governor Tom Corbett's Press Release (6/28/12)


l Read the Supreme Court Decision (6/28/12)


Other Links of Interest:

l Questions on health reform: The National Association of Insurance Commissioners

 

l http://www.healthcare.gov/index.html - healthcare reform information from the federal government

 

l http://housedocs.house.gov/energycommerce/ppacacon.pdf - A consolidated version of federal law

  

l Learn about PA Fair Care, Pennsylvania's health plan for uninsured adults with pre-existing conditions

 

l Archived ACA Information: 2011 | 2010

 

Still have questions, or can't find what you're looking for?

l The Insurance Department is here to serve you and understands you will have questions on the new federal health law. Simply send us an e-mail . We look forward to hearing from you.