PA’s Medicaid Plan Filing Could Be Ready

HARRISBURG (AP) – The Corbett Administration may submit its proposal to the federal government to draw down billions of Medicaid expansion dollars to help uninsured working adults buy health insurance. Spokesman Jay Pagni wouldn’t say if the proposal will be submitted today, but would only say they plan to take the next step. Corbett is refusing to use the money to expand the five-decade old federal-state program to care for the poor and disabled. He says the program is bloated and inefficient. Rather, he wants to use the Medicaid expansion money to subsidize private health insurance for about 520,000 newly eligible Pennsylvania adults. But that will need the federal government’s approval.

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