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HAP Testimony
On Pennsylvania hospitals’ Ebola preparedness (Oct 2014)


HAP Testimony
Comments regarding the commonwealth’s Hospital Preparedness Partnership Program (Jun 2017)


Governor Tom Wolf’s fiscal year 2019–2020 state budget calls for $34.1 billion in general fund spending. The budget plan addresses three hospital priorities:

  • Maintains funding levels for Medical Assistance supplemental payments for critical access hospitals, obstetrics/neonatal units, burn care centers, and trauma centers
  • Preserves Tobacco Settlement Fund monies used for hospital uncompensated care and extraordinary care expenses to help cover costs for services to under- and uninsured patients
  • Upholds the five-year Quality Care Assessment funding agreement which benefits hospitals and the general fund

This state budget cycle, HAP will work with members of the hospital community, the General Assembly, and the Governor’s Office to ensure the hospital voice is heard while policymakers are determining priorities for state dollars.

Related News

May 15, 2019

HAP and Stakeholders Advocate to Preserve Critical Health Care Funding

HAP and other stakeholders have submitted a joint letter to the Pennsylvania General Assembly requesting that funding to critical public health initiatives, investments in health research, and safety nets for high need patients continue under the 2019–2020 state budget.


May 09, 2019

HAP Launches Grassroots Campaign to Protect Health Care in Pennsylvania

Today, HAP launched an urgent grassroots advocacy campaign to protect the use of monies from the Pennsylvania Tobacco Settlement Fund to be used solely for supporting health care needs.


March 14, 2019

HAP Supports Changes to Ensure High-Quality Care for Trauma Patients

To preserve the high-quality care being provided at Pennsylvania’s trauma centers, Representative Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) and Representative Michael Schlossberg (D-Lehigh) introduced House Bill 786 this week.


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