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Senator Hughes Statement on Governor Wolf’s Announcement Regarding “Healthy PA”  

HARRISBURG - (February 9th, 2015) Senator Vincent Hughes released the following statement on changes to “Healthy PA” announced today by Governor Tom Wolf: “I want to praise Governor Tom Wolf for announcing today the first step towards transitioning away from…
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Senate Democrats Comment on Corbett Health Plan

Harrisburg, September 16, 2013 – Senate Democrats issued the following joint statement in response to Gov. Tom Corbett’s announcement of his plan to reform the state’s Medicaid program. Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny), Sen. Vincent J. Hughes (D-Philadelphia) Democratic Appropriations…
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State Senator Vincent Hughes and Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers to Participate in Medicaid Expansion Discussion Sponsored By Cover the Commonwealth Campaign

PHILADELPHIA, September 9th, 2013 – State Senator Vincent Hughes will join with Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks), Rep. Cherelle Parker (D-Philadelphia) and other elected officials for a discussion on Medicaid expansion sponsored by the Cover the Commonwealth Campaign on Tuesday, September…
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Senator Vincent Hughes: Vote by Senate on Medicaid Expansion Shows Unacceptable Callousness to Plight of the Uninsured

HARRISBURG – July 3rd, 2013 – Senator Vincent Hughes released the following statement today on the Senate Republicans voting against putting Medicaid expansion language back in House Bill 1075: “I’m deeply disappointed that Senate Republicans voted against putting Medicaid expansion…
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Hughes Thanks Pennsylvania Senate for Passing Historic Medicaid Expansion Legislation

Harrisburg – June 30th, 2013 – Senator Vincent Hughes thanked the Pennsylvania Senate today for passing legislation that will implement Medicaid expansion in Pennsylvania. The legislation, which is included in House Bill 1075, is a major legislative step towards expanding…
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Hughes Thanks Senate Health and Welfare Committee for Passing Language to Implement Medicaid Expansion

Harrisburg – June 28, 2013 – Senator Vincent Hughes thanked the Senate Health and Welfare Committee tonight for passing legislation that will implement Medicaid expansion in Pennsylvania. The language, which was offered as an amendment to House Bill 1075, is the…
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Hughes Disappointed that Senate GOP Pulled Senate Bill 977 Instead of Holding Vote on Medicaid Expansion

Harrisburg – June 10, 2013 – Senator Vincent Hughes expressed his disappointment today that Senate Appropriations Committee did not consider Senate Bill 977, which Democrats planned to amend with a requirement that Pennsylvania participate in Medicaid expansion. Republicans pulled the…
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Hughes to Introduce Amendment to Force Senate Appropriations Committee to Vote on Medicaid Expansion

Harrisburg – June 10, 2013 – Senator Vincent Hughes announced today that he will offer an amendment to Senate Bill 977 that will require Pennsylvania to participate in Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. Pennsylvania is eligible for more than…
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Senator Vincent Hughes: Time for Senate to Vote on Medicaid Expansion

HARRISBURG – May 14th, 2013 – Senator Vincent Hughes announced today that he has filed a discharge petition in an effort to get a vote on Senate Bill 12, which would require Pennsylvania to accept federal funds to expand Medicaid…
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Hughes: Report Backs Benefits of Medicaid Expansion Making Dollars Available for Schools

Harrisburg – April 23, 2013 – A new report by the state’s Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) says that more than $620 million in budget savings will be available to Pennsylvania if Medicaid is expanded -- a portion of which can…
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Hughes: Economy League Study Details Benefits of Medicaid Expansion

Harrisburg, April 19, 2013 – The Pennsylvania Economy League (PEL) study on Medicaid expansion released this morning reinforces Senate Democratic arguments about the benefits of expansion, state Sen. Vincent J. Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) said today. Gov. Tom Corbett has to decide…
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Senate Democrats Announce Medicaid Expansion Legislation

Measure would require Pennsylvania’s participation HARRISBURG, March 13, 2013 – Senate Democrats announced sweeping legislation that would compel Pennsylvania to participate in the expansion of Medicaid so that 650,000 more Pennsylvanians would be covered by health insurance. The lawmakers said they…
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Senate Democratic Appropriations Committee Holds Hearing on Medicaid Expansion

Pittsburgh, March 8, 2013 – Democratic members of the state Senate Appropriations Committee held a hearing in Pittsburgh today to receive testimony from local officials and health-care experts regarding Pennsylvania’s option to expand Medicaid coverage under the federal Affordable Care…
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In the News

Senator Hughes Floor Remarks on Veterans Health Care Issues :: June 10, 2014

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Medicaid Expansion Rally held by PA Health Access Network :: June 12, 2013

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Senator Hughes Floor Remarks on Medicaid Expansion :: May 1, 2013

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Medicaid Expansion Hearing :: March 8, 2013

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Public Discussion on Medicaid Expansion :: January 24, 2013

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