Gov. Wolf has announced the end of Corbett’s disastrous Healthy PA and the launching of Medicaid Expansion for uninsured low-income Pennsylvanians. This is a huge victory for all those who care about struggling families, seniors, and those with disabilities in PA.
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Enrollment begins December 1 for a new state healthcare coverage plan that goes into effect January 1. Healthy PA will provide free coverage to some of the state’s low-income and unemployed uninsured. It will also affect those already on Medicaid and other medical assistance programs. What you need to know.
Much of Gov. Corbett’s Healthy PA plan – his alternative to Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act – has now been approved. The revised plan still includes severe Medicaid benefit cuts.
Uninsured? If you missed the March 31 deadline to get health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), certain changes in your life since then could allow you to still sign up.
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. […]
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….
5 million low-income people. That’s how many Americans are in the Medicaid Expansion Gap – people the Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”) was originally designed to cover but isn’t. Why? Let’s find out.
Here are the take-aways from the federal, state, and local policy issues we’re working on this month: the winners and losers in this month’s passing of the U.S. Farm Bill, what Gov. Corbett’s budget means for struggling Pennsylvanians, and Mayor Peduto and Pittsburgh United’s plan for a better Pittsburgh.