The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has now helped over 7 million Americans gain health coverage. Unfortunately, many Pennsylvanians are still uninsured because they simply can’t afford the premiums of even the lowest-cost ACA plans, but they make too much to qualify for Medicaid. ACA had a plan to help them, but Governor Corbett opted out. Here are some of their stories.
Thanks to a 2012 Supreme Court ruling, states can opt out of the Affordable Care Act provision to expand Medicaid eligibility to the nation’s poorest adults. Gov. Corbett has his own plan for those Medicaid dollars – Healthy PA. Here’s why it’s bad for Pennsylvanians, and what you can do to stop it.
I have two part-time jobs. I work as a dispatcher for a local police department and as a security guard at a high school. I also have three illnesses: Type I Diabetes, Celiac disease, and an intestinal disorder called microscopic colitis. Because of these disorders, I have to be very careful about what I eat….