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Corbett administration issues warning over Medicaid file problems

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 2, 2014 10:37 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- Governor Corbett's office is issuing a note of caution to thousands of people who applied for health insurance through the federally run website Healthcare.gov and were found to be eligible or potentially eligible for Medicaid.

Corbett's office says the federal government has had trouble transferring the electronic files of more than 25,000 applications to the state's Medicaid agency, and the applicants may find out they're not enrolled.

It says people who applied through Healthcare.gov and were found eligible or potentially eligible for Medicaid can expect to receive a call from the federal Health Insurance Marketplace Call Center.

The administration says they'll be advised to re-apply directly by calling the state Department of Public Welfare. It says coverage will be retroactive to January 1st.

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