Governor Corbett's Medicaid meeting comes as PA revenue lags

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 1, 2013 2:09 PM
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(Harrisburg) -- Governor Corbett's meeting with U.S. Health and Human Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on whether he'll seek an expansion of Medicaid to provide health care to hundreds of thousands of low-income Pennsylvania adults comes as state revenues are lagging his projections.

The meeting is set for tomorrow in Washington, D.C.

Today, lawmakers said disappointing tax collections left the state about $200 million behind the expectations in Corbett's February budget proposal.

Corbett warns that he's worried about the cost to Pennsylvania taxpayers, even though the federal government will pick up the lion's share of the expansion's cost. But Corbett also warns the federal government can't always be trusted to deliver on its funding promises.

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