“Part of the reason we’re doing this in phases is to minimize any gaps in coverage,” an administration official says. “We want this to be an orderly and efficient transition.”
A full year in the making, “Healthy PA” is unlikely to survive far beyond its first month. Governor-elect Tom Wolf has said he intends to replace it with a straight Medicaid expansion.
Uninsured Pennsylvanians whose annual income is less than 138 percent of the federal poverty limit can apply for health coverage through the state’s new “Healthy PA” program.
Tom Wolf’s election signals the likely end of the state’s controversial alternative to Medicaid expansion.
Saturday is National Drug Take Back Day, a chance to safely get rid of those old, unused prescription drugs and medications.