Health Care For America Now (HCAN) is a national health care advocacy group, working with over 1,000 member organizations including the AFL-CIO. Tomorrow, June 12, HCAN is holding a Rally At The State Capitol in Harrisburg to urge the Governor and the General Assembly to implement Medicaid Expansion in Pennsylvania, under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). As we have discussed in recent posts on our web site: Medicaid Expansion would provide coverage to nearly 800,000 working Pennsylvanians who are currently uninsured; it would boost Pennsylvania’s economy with roughly $3 billion annually in increased economic activity; and it would create 35,000 good jobs for the Commonwealth.
Medicaid expansion should be passed as part of the budget negotiations this month. If you are in the Capitol area, please consider attending this rally and showing your support for Medicaid Expansion and JOBS! Wherever you live in Pennsylvania, please e-mail your legislators and tell them that you want a budget that invests in Pennsylvania.