What The Affordable Care Act Means For Pennsylvanians
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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.
PHILADELPHIA (CBS)– 1210 WPHT’s Dom Giordano spoke with Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett on the hot topic of Washington expanding Medicaid. Corbett says he believes “there is a Pennsylvania solution for Pennsylvania,” and Washington is trying to […]
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.
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.
Democrats in the legislature have vowed to try to force a vote on the expansion of Medicaid, something that Governor Corbett continues to resist.
Democrats are vowing to take any opportunity to try to force a vote and one of those opportunities came in the state House yesterday. Democrats tried to offer a Medicaid amendment to the budget.
“We want to take that big abstract number — 700,000 — and show these are real faces, these are real lives,” said one demonstration leader.
Gov. Tom Corbett is pressing the federal government for an exemption that he said will prevent about 70,000 Pennsylvania children in a state-subsidized health insurance program from having to switch to Medicaid, although a public interest law center challenging Corbett’s claims said the children will be better off under Medicaid.