Health care advocates pan Corbett Medicaid plan

Written by The Associated Press | Dec 6, 2013 10:30 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- Health care advocates who are reading Governor Corbett's proposal to bring billions of federal health care dollars to Pennsylvania are criticizing it as punitive and bureaucratic.

The 100-page proposal has been unveiled and kicks off what could be a long process of public review and negotiations with the federal government.

Under President Obama's signature health care law, the federal government promises to foot most of the bill for any state that expands Medicaid to cover more low-income adults.

Corbett says his proposal increases access to health care for about a half-million people and is affordable. But two health care advocates interviewed today say some conditions he's requesting are likely to be rejected by the federal government and would make it difficult for people to keep coverage.

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  • Larry img 2013-12-06 13:51

    If Corbett wants to include a work requirement it should be one that does not punish those in poverty or with a disability, and should be a wage that gets those out and off of welfare.

    The work requirement should be at a living wage!

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