As of this writing, Pennsylvania’s state budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year is nearly three months overdue, with little indication that Gov. Wolf and legislative leaders are getting any closer to reaching an agreement on taxes and spending. Of course, the situation could change quickly, and hopefully by the time you read this there will be some sort of breakthrough. In the meantime, school districts and social service agencies are beginning to feel the pain that comes with the lack of their annual state funding.
However, the state budget stalemate has not prevented legislative and regulatory action on other issues, many of which are health care-related. Following is an update on some of those actions that have occurred over the summer. Continue reading