Category: Health Care

December 16, 2017

PA Extends CHIP: Won’t Last Long Without Federal Action

As Gov. Tom Wolf signed a bill extending the Children’s Health Insurance Program in Pennsylvania, he warned it won’t last long if Congress doesn’t act soon.  Federal funding for the program remains in doubt since congressional inaction allowed the program to expire Sept. 30, leaving 9 million children in danger of losing health care coverage....

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November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving Offering Includes Letters to Lawmakers

For three weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, members of Trinity Lutheran Church in Camp Hill learned about the many faces and root causes of hunger at home and around the world. With gratitude for their blessings,  young and old alike wrote letters of thanksgiving to lawmakers for the good work they have done and asked...

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April 6, 2017

PA Lutherans Participate in State of Appalachia Conference

ELCA Lutherans from across the Appalachian region participated in an ecumenical State of Appalachia Conference on March 31 – April 1, 2017, in Pipestem State Park, West Virginia. The conference “was an important gathering for public advocacy and service ministries in Appalachia,” said the Rev. Dr. Gilson Waldkoenig, professor of Church in Society at the...

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October 7, 2013

Get the Word Out on New Health Coverage Options

“Caring for the health of others expresses both love for our neighbors and responsibility for a just society.”  – from the ELCA Social Statement Caring for Health: Our Shared Endeavor Congregations can care for the health of others by making sure their communities learn about new options for health insurance coverage in Pennsylvania’s new health insurance...

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