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.
Right now, Pennsylvania is facing a $1.3 billion budget shortfall – a huge gap lawmakers are supposed to close by June 30th. Gov. Corbett is seriously considering a cuts-only budget that would lock in recent devastating cuts to education, make more cuts to all other state programs (like social services), and use a host of […]
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.
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.
We are thrilled at the news that Governor Corbett has snatched victory from the jaws of defeat in a move that will keep food on the table for hundreds of thousands of struggling Pennsylvanians.
On the anniversary of Pres. Franklin Roosevelt’s birthday, Democratic legislators held a press conference to announce their priorities in upcoming budget negotiations. We were there as they called out Gov. Corbett for his failure to uphold the legacy of FDR’s New Deal and to protect the social safety net for Pennsylvanians in need.
The following op-ed appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on July 8, 2013 The Corbett administration is denying and delaying benefits For anyone who has sat in the waiting room of a welfare office, or spent day after day trying to get an actual caseworker on the phone, it’s not a shock to hear that Pennsylvania now ranks […]