As more Americans sign up online for healthcare under the Affordable Care Act, there is a growing envy among Pennsylvanians who would qualify for expanded Medicaid, but won’t get it come January.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett unveiled details of his Medicaid reform plan today. He will submit a waiver in January to cover the uninsured, and the public comment period is now open.
The governor’s proposal will be posted online for a 30-day review period.
“Both the Medicaid and the CHIP programs are working together to reduce the number of uninsured children,” says Joan Alker, Executive Director at the Center for Children and Families.
Governor Corbett’s conditions for expanding Medicaid were the target of an unusual protest at Sunday’s Eagles game.
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Governor Corbett is getting hit from both sides after unveiling his proposal to expand access to health care using federal Medicaid dollars.
Corbett continues to insist that Pennsylvania cannot afford to expand the current Medicaid program. Instead, he is proposing to make Medicaid benefits more in line with what the working insured get.
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Governor Corbett has heretofore resisted calls to embrace an expansion of Medicaid, citing concerns about whether the federal government will remain committed to funding levels.
“A brand new day is coming,” said Kathleen Sebelius, referring to October 1st, when people without health care coverage will be eligible to enroll in a “marketplace” to buy affordable health insurance.
Several health coverage and care options are now available for individuals and families in lower income brackets.
Medicaid expansion in Pennsylvania is on hold for the summer as the state Senate backed away from its standoff with the House on the issue.