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Antoinette Kraus

Final day push for Pa. health insurance signups

Final day push for Pa. health insurance signups Erik Furness meets with Antoinette Kraus with the Pennsylvania Health Access Network to begin the process of signing up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act, Monday, March 31, 2014, at Project HOME's St. Elizabeth’s Community and ...

Health-access groups gearing up for a last-minute Affordable Care Act consumers

"We doubled the amount of folks that were coming into our office and calling us" before Dec. 23, said Antoinette Kraus, director of the Health Access Network. "We expect that that will only increase as we move to the March 31 deadline. " But as the days dwindle down and the number of ...

Obamacare Rollout Causing Logjam For Some Area Doctors and Patients

Antoinette Kraus of the Pennsylvania Health Access Network says they have helped 100 people enroll in insurance under the Affordable Care Act, many of whom have yet to receive their insurance cards. “We’re really just advising people to be patient,” she says — “don’t give up. If you have ...

3 On Your Side: Affordable Care Act Doesn’t Penalize People With Pre-Existing Health Conditions

“Health insurance companies will no longer be able to charge you more if you have a pre-existing condition or deny you coverage, so this will help a large majority of uninsured Americans, said Antoinette Kraus, the Director of the Pennsylvania Health Access Network. The coalition will ...

Corbett: Pa. won't set up own health care exchange

Antoinette Kraus, of the Philadelphia-based health care advocacy coalition Pennsylvania Health Access Network, said the Corbett administration could have taken advantage of the opportunity to be innovative in crafting the health care exchange specific to Pennsylvania. But, she said, the ...

State leaders unsure when, or if, feds will approve Healthy Pennsylvania

It has to be approved by the federal government, and we’re not clear that that’s going to happen,” said Antoinette Kraus, director of the Pennsylvania Health Access Network. When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on the Affordable Care Act in 2012, it left it up to states to determine whether ...

Final day push for health insurance signups in Pa.

Antoinette Kraus of the Pennsylvania Health Access Network says she's expecting a few hundred people at an outreach event in north Philadelphia. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says nearly 160,000 Pennsylvanians had signed up for coverage through the federally run ...

A Medicaid Expansion In Pennsylvania May Take Time : Shots

"The work requirement provision we, obviously, have concerns about — we don't want to see more barriers created for folks to access care," says Antoinette Kraus, director of the Pennsylvania Health Access Network. Insurance companies and the health care industry are pleased Corbett wants ...

Pa. Health Insurance Exchange Unlikely To Be Ready For Jan. 2014 Implementation

Antoinette Kraus of the nonprofit coalition Pennsylvania Health Access Network says the federal government will operate a Pennsylvania exchange if the state doesn’t act. (© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten ...

Rally held in the state Capitol calling for Medicaid expansion

“Our main problem with Healthy Pennsylvania is that it creates drastic cuts to current medicaid recipients” said Antoinette Kraus of the Pennsylvania Health Access Network. However Secretary of Public Welfare Beverly Mackereth said the state is paying for services that people aren’t ...

Corbett's final health plan: gentler, but still an outlier

"Healthy PA still includes unnecessary, dangerous cuts that will hurt seniors, people with disabilities, and pregnant women who currently rely on Medicaid coverage," said Antoinette Kraus, director of the Pennsylvania Health Access Network. Department of Public Welfare Secretary Beverly ...

Health sign-ups gaining steam

"We're really excited," said Antoinette Kraus, director of the Pennsylvania Health Access Network, who reviewed what was presented at the meeting. She attributed the region's success to an "all-hands-on-deck approach," with many organizations and communities doing outreach. Some banded ...

Gov. moving forward with “Healthy Pennsylvania” plan despite opposition

Census data tells us the overwhelming majority of those who would qualify for expanded coverage are already working,” said Antoinette Kraus, director of the Pennsylvania Health Access Network, in a statement. Rep. Mike Sturla (D-96th) advocated for the administration to expand the ...

Amid health-care woes, would-be buyers do what they can

"It just takes a lot longer to do a paper application because you have to go back and forth in the mail," first to determine eligibility for subsidies and then to start selecting plans, said Antoinette Kraus, director of the Pennsylvania Health Access Network. "We have been giving folks ...

Corbett says he may accept Medicaid plan to finance private coverage

Antoinette Kraus, director of the Pennsylvania Health Access Network, which advocated for the law, said she has concerns about the state's taking the private insurance route because on average private coverage costs more, especially for previously uninsured working poor who may be at ...

Pennsylvania Wants to Use Federal Funds to Cover Poor

Antoinette Kraus, director of the Pennsylvania Health Access Network, an advocacy group, said she was pleased that Mr. Corbett was moving to expand Medicaid but worried that his proposal would face lengthy vetting by the federal government. “We’re looking at a process of probably about a ...

Obamacare's Health Exchanges Up and Running

Department of Health and Human Services awarded a little more than $2.5 million in grants -- a third of what some states received -- to train so-called "navigators" to provide in-person assistance to people who need enrollment help, according to Antoinette Kraus, director of the ...

Pa. health-insurance exchange plan stalls

Antoinette Kraus, director of the Harrisburg-based nonprofit Pennsylvania Health Access Network, said the federal law is designed to give states flexibility in designing their exchanges, a point also made by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. "We will work with any state ...

COBRA's federal subsidy to end Sept. 1

"COBRA without the subsidy is pretty expensive," Antoinette Kraus, project manager for the Pennsylvania Health Access Network, a coalition of 55 organizations that advocates for affordable quality healthcare, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Expanded Medicaid coverage proposed for 2015

Those strings include premium payments from recipients and work search requirements, according to Pennsylvania Health Access Network Director Antoinette Kraus. The feds’ decision is being closely watched by hospitals, which have been stretched thin by Medicare reimbursement cuts and ...

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