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Pa. Democrats Push For Vote On Medicaid Expansion

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.

06/11/2013

(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

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Corbett Challenged Over Moving Kids To Medicaid

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.

05/31/2013

Stigall Show Log 4.26.13

Chris reviews the Phillie’s third straight loss to the Pirates and the Eagles selection of Lane Johnson in the first round of the NFL Draft. He also discusses the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and the chances that Kermit Gosnell could be acquitted. He talks to Ray Didinger from CSN Philly, Steve Cordasco on Finance Friday, and Lesley Van Arsdall from CBS 3.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–04/26/2013

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Supporters And Opponents Weigh In On Medicaid Expansion In Pennsylvania

A new report from an independent agency created by the state legislature, and a warning from the state welfare secretary, add to the debate over whether Pennsylvania should opt for Medicaid expansion under the new federal health care law.

04/24/2013

(Marchers call on Gov. Corbett to accept federal funding for Medicaid expansion.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Marchers Urge Corbett To Accept Federal Funds to Expand Medicaid

About 100 protesters marched from Philadelphia City Hall to Corbett’s regional office at Broad and Walnut Streets, demanding that he agree to expand Medicaid to cover an additional 700,000 uninsured Pennsylvanians.

04/18/2013

Stigall 4.4.13

Chris details the Phillies second straight loss to start the season, the fallout from Rutgers decision to fire men’s basketball coach Mike Rice, and NBC’s decision to replace Jay Leno with Jimmy Fallon. He also talks to Comedian Christopher Titus and to Author C.W. Anderson about his book, Rebuliding the News.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–04/04/2013

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After Meeting With Obama Administration, Corbett Holds Ground On Medicaid Eligibility

Corbett spokeswoman Christine Cronkright says the governor and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius had a “meaningful discussion” in Washington Tuesday evening.

04/04/2013

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

US Official Fails To Convince Gov. Corbett To Expand Medicaid Eligibility

Governor Tom Corbett’s meeting with HHS secretary Katlheen Sebelius has not resulted in a change of heart for the governor when it comes to his position on expanding Medicaid eligibility in Pennsylvania.

04/03/2013

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Pa. Ambulance Firm, Owners Plead Guilty In Fraud Case

A suburban Philadelphia ambulance company and its top two officials have pleaded guilty to federal charges in a scheme that prosecutors said cost the Medicare and Medicaid programs more than $2.5 million in improper payments.

04/02/2013

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

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Some Pa GOP Senators Get Behind Medicaid Expansion

Several Republican members of the Pennsylvania Senate now indicate they support expanding Medicaid eligibility, but a spokesman for the Senate majority leader says it won’t matter much if the governor doesn’t get behind it.

03/17/2013

Tom Corbett (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Corbett In Political Firestorm Over Pending Decision On Medicaid

Governor Corbett is in the middle of a political firestorm over his pending decision on whether to accept an expansion of Medicaid in Pennsylvania and there’s pressure on both sides.

03/10/2013

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Judge Orders Pa. To Restore Health Insurance Funding For Low-Income Residents

A Commonwealth Court judge declared unconstitutional two state laws passed in 2010 and 2011 that siphoned tobacco settlement money from the “AdultBasic” health insurance program.

03/06/2013

Stigall Show Log 3.4.13

Chris discusses the aftermath of sequestration and the consequences for President Obama, Mitt Romney’s interview with Chris Wallace of Fox News Sunday, and Louis Farrakhan’s birth control conspiracy claims. He also talks to Jeff Roe and Michael Bronstein on this week’s Monday Morning Matchup.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–03/04/2013

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