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  • COMPASS - Apply for Public Benefits and Services from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania residents can apply for a variety of programs offered by the PA Department of Human Services, including public assistance, food stamps, health care coverage, energy assistance and other social service programs at this site Content Detail

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    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Application for Social Services (COMPASS)
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    Spanish / Español
  • Application for cash assistance, SNAP and Medical Assistance Benefits

    You can apply for cash assistance, SNAP and Medical Assistance benefits online with Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. Paper forms can also be printed from the website. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
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    Spanish / Español
  • PA Health Law Project Toll-Free Helpline - Call: 1-800-274-3258

    The PA Health Law Project provides free legal services and advocacy to Pennsylvanians having trouble accessing publicly funded health care coverage or services. For assistance, call the PHLP Helpline at 1-800-274-3258 or 1-866-236-6310 TTY or e-mail the PHLP at staff@phlp.org. Information from the PHLP is also available online at www.phlp.org. Read More

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    Pennsylvania Health Law Project
  • Health Insurance

    The Pennsylvania Insurance Department provides information on the options available for health insurance in Pennsylvania. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Insurance Department
  • HealthCare.gov

    HealthCare.gov is a federal government Website managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services where you can get information on health care options that are available and sign up for health care benefits. Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Coverage for Young Adults

    Information from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on the Affordable Care Act provisions that allow young adults to stay on their parents' health care plan until age 26. Content Detail

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    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Understanding the Affordable Care Act (Video)

    This video from HealthCare.gov discusses the Affordable Care Act. The law puts into place comprehensive health insurance reforms that will hold insurance companies more accountable and will lower health care costs. Read More

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    HealthCare.gov
  • Questions About Obamacare?

    This short Q & A from Community Legal Services of Philadelphia answers some basic questions about the new rules involving health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). [PDF] Content Detail

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    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • The Affordable Care Act's New Patient's Bill of Rights

    Information from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on the new Patient's Bill of Rights under the Affordable Care Act which will help children (and eventually all Americans) with pre-existing conditions gain coverage and keep it, protect all American's choice of doctors, and end lifetime limits on the care consumers may receive. These new protections apply to nearly all health insurance plans Content Detail

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    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Pennsylvania Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program

    Information on the Pennsylvania Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, which is a free breast and cervical cancer early detection program of the Pennsylvania Department of Health. It is funded by the Department of Health and through a grant the Department receives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Health
  • Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Program

    The Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment (BCCPT) Program provides full healthcare benefits to women needing treatment for breast or cervical cancer, or a pre-cancerous condition of the breast or cervix to women who qualify for the program. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
  • Health Care for Immigrants - A Manual for Advocates

    This manual from the Pennsylvania Health Law Project will provide information about the different pieces of the health care system that can fit together to provide complete care for immigrants. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Health Law Project
  • Hospital Compare - A quality tool provided by Medicare

    This tool from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides you with information on how well the hospitals in your area care for all their adult patients with certain medical conditions. This information will help you compare the quality of care hospitals provide. Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Medicare Drug Plan Finder

    The Medicare Drug Plan Finder from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services can help you find and compare Medicare prescription drug plans in your area. Content Detail

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    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Mental Health Services - DHS

    Information on mental health services available through the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Human Services