Last weekend all five of Put People First! PA’s Healthcare Rights Committees (HRC) were out in our communities taking action. In Southwest PA, the HRC took action for our first Medicaid Cut Off Appeal. In Northeast PA, the HRC hosted a People’s Clinic. In Central Appalachia, members knocked doors. In South Central, members tabled at a community event. In Southeast PA, the HRC held an art build for future actions! Check out the photo report back below for more.

Southwest PA (SWPA)
Members of the Southwest PA Healthcare Rights Committee (HRC) gathered outside where the Department of Human Services Bureau of Hearings and Appeals regional office is located, to call attention to the injustice faced by Gary Rush, whose life-saving Medicaid was cut off. Gary’s Medicaid was extended for another three weeks, but he’ll have to continue to fight to keep his Medicaid. Two days later, SWPA members Julia, Barbara, and Rica tabled in Jeanette, PA for some base building!
South Central PA (SCPA) Members of the South Central PA HRC tabled at a community health and safety event to do some base building!
Southeast PAMembers of the Southeast PA HRC held an art building event in Delaware County, making posters, banners, and art to use in future actions! There was also a screening of a documentary about friends of PPF-PA, David and Janet Greene: Revolutionary Hearts (2023). 
Central Appalachia PA (CAPA) Members of the Central Appalachia PA HRC recently held a successful door-knocking, making promising contacts with members of their local community
Northeast PA (NEPA) Members of the Northeast PA HRC recently held a People’s Clinic in Berwick, PA, where the local community has been devastated by the fact that their local hospital closed its doors, leaving them twenty minutes from the closest ER.
“Our People’s Clinics certainly can’t replace a hospital but, as Projects of Survival, they can educate folks on how to get ORGANIZED to combat these deep systemic healthcare issues,” said a member of NEPA.

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