Medicaid Expansion

(Pa. governor Tom Corbett, in file photo. Credit: Patrick Smith/ Getty Images)

Gov. Corbett Claims Victory In Tussle With White House Over Medicaid Expansion Rules

Jennifer Branstetter, Gov. Corbett’s director of policy, insists it is Medicaid “reform” and not simply an expansion of Medicaid.

08/28/2014

(The Philadelphia hearings on Gov. Corbett's Medicaid plan are scheduled for the National Constitution Center.  File photo by Steve Tawa, KYW Newsradio)

Health Care Advocates Lining up to Testify About Corebett’s Proposed Medicaid Plan

The hearing was originally scheduled for the morning, but interest in the hearings has been high and registration filled so quickly that the department added an afternoon session. And that filled up, too.

01/02/2014

(credit: Cherri Gregg)

Hundreds Turn Out For First Major Gubernatorial Candidate’s Forum In Philadelphia

Five democratic candidates for governor spoke to nearly a thousand people Saturday night at Temple University.

11/24/2013

(Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett.  File photo by Patrick Smith/ Getty Images)

Corbett Administration Hopes Arkansas Plan Paves Way For Private Medicaid Expansion Here

Corbett administration officials say they are bolstered by news that the Obama administration has approved Arkansas’ private-option alternative for expanding Medicaid.

10/01/2013

Stigall Show Log 9.17.13

Chris reviews the details of the Washington Navy Yard shooting and President Obama’s response. He also discusses New Jersey using Hurricane Sandy relief money to clear debris following the Seaside Park fire and Governor Corbett’s Medicaid expansion plan. He talks to Dick Yuengling from the Yuengling Brewery and State Representative Daryl Metcalfe.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–09/17/2013

(John Dodds of the Philadelphia Unemployment Project addresses marchers outside the Philadelphia office of Gov. Tom Corbett in April.  File photo by Cherri Gregg)

Medicaid Expansion in Pennsylvania Falls By The Wayside In Legislative Tussle

The state Senate inserted Medicaid expansion language into the state welfare code, part of the package of bills to enact the budget, but the House removed it.

07/04/2013

(File photo of the Pennsylvania capitol dome in Harrisburg.  Credit: KYW Newsradio)

Pennsylvania Legislature Divided Over Medicaid Expansion

The state senate favors expanding Medicaid, as provided for under the Affordable Care Act, while House Republicans do not.

07/01/2013

(The state capitol in Harrisburg.  File photo)

Liquor Privatization, Medicaid Expansion Advance In PA Senate

The House back in March passed a liquor privatization bill and now the concept has cleared a major hurdle in the Senate, in the form of an amendment to the House bill passed early Saturday morning.

06/29/2013

(The Pennsylvania capitol, in Harrisburg.  File photo)

Pa. Lawmakers’ Plate Still Full Ahead Of Summer Recess

Thursday was another day characterized more by what didn’t happen as opposed to what did.

06/28/2013

(Demonstrators urge Gov. Tom Corbett to accept Medicaid expansion in Pennsylvania.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Center City Demonstrators Urge Corbett To Accept Medicaid Expansion in Pa.

“We want to take that big abstract number — 700,000 — and show these are real faces, these are real lives,” said one demonstration leader.

06/04/2013

Stigall Show Log 4.24.13

Chris discusses the dismissal of some charges in the trial against Kermit Gosnell, Pat Toomey’s response to the delays caused by FAA furloughs, Pennsylvania Democrats efforts to get Governor Tom Corbett to accept the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, and the reported motivation of the Boston Marathon bombers. He also talks to J.D. Mullane from the Bucks County Courier-Times.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–04/24/2013

Tom Corbett (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Study: Medicaid Expansion Could Improve Pennsylvania’s Economic Health

The Pennsylvania Hospital Association is trying to persuade Governor Corbett to expand Medicaid in the state with an argument they hope will appeal to him, the economic development advantages of the program.

03/30/2013

Stigall Show Log 2.27.13

Chris assesses New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s decision to accept the medicaid expansion offered under the Affordable Care Act. He talks to John Hayward from Human Events about sequester cuts and CPAC, CBS 3’s Walt Hunter about the acquittal of former police officer Jonathan Josey, and Tom McGrath from Philadelphia Magazine.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–02/27/2013

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