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  • 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
  • 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
  • healthfinder® - your guide to reliable health information

    healthfinder® is an award-winning Federal Web site, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services together with other Federal agencies. Since 1997, healthfinder® has been recognized as a key resource for finding the best government and nonprofit health and human services information on the Internet. healthfinder® links to carefully selected information and Web sites from over 1,700 health-related organizations. Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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    Spanish / Español
  • 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
  • Can't Afford Your Hospital Bills? -- Know Your Rights

    Information from the Pennsylvania Health Law Project on resources to help you pay for hospital bills. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Health Law Project
  • Know Your Health Care Rights!!

    Statement of consumer health care rights from the Pennsylvania Health Law Project. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Health Law Project
  • The Many Doors to Consumer Empowerment - A Guide to Advocacy for Mental Health Consumers in Pennsylvania

    This guide was created by the Pennsylvania Health Law Project to help people in Pennsylvania who are dealing with mental illness learn about the mental health system and when, where, and how you can shape it -- if you choose to. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Health Law Project
  • Understanding the Medical Assistance Transportation Program

    Information about the Medical Assistance Transportation Program (MATP). The program is available to any Medical Assistance consumer who needs help with non-emergency transportation to and from health care services or treatments. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Health Law Project
  • An Informational Guide to Compassionate Release in Pennsylvania

    Compassionate release allows sick inmates to be released from prison early if certain requirements are met. The requirements are laid out in a Pennsylvania statute which allows an inmate's sentencing judge to allow the early release upon review of a properly filed motion meeting the requirements of the law. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project
  • Prisoners' Rights Handbook

    A handbook from the Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project which provides an overview of the rights of prisoners. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project
  • Living Wills/ Health Care Powers of Attorney

    Consumer information pamphlet from the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Mental Health Care Advance Directive

    A Mental Health Advance Directive is a document that allows you to make your choices known regarding mental health treatment in the event that your mental illness makes you unable to make decisions. This packet provides information and forms to allow you to prepare documents to fit you needs regarding an advance directive. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
  • Power of Attorney in Pennsylvania

    Information from Northwestern Legal Services on what is a Power of Attorney (POA), guidelines when selecting an agent, what happens if I become mentally unable to make my own decisions, when does it go into effect, when does it end, and the process involved in setting up a POA. Read More

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    Northwestern Legal Services
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    Spanish / Español
  • Consent, Capacity and Substitute Decision-Making (PDF)

    This manual provides people with disabilities, their family members, service providers, and others with information about the important issues related to decision-making and preserving people's right to make decisions for oneself to the maximum extent possible. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Disability Rights Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)
  • Making Medical Decisions for Someone Else

    This booklet from the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging describes in simple terms what it's like to be a health care proxy, what to do while there is still time to think about it, how to make the hard decisions, and where to get help. [PDF] Content Detail

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    American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging