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Pa. may submit its alternative health insurance proposal today

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 19, 2014 7:32 AM

(Harrisburg) -- Gov.Corbett's administration could be ready to submit its proposal to the federal government to draw down billions of Medicaid expansion dollars to help uninsured working adults buy health insurance.

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Administration spokesman Jay Pagni wouldn't say whether it'll submit the proposal today to the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Pagni would only say that the administration plans to take the next step.

Corbett, a Republican and Medicaid critic, 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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Comments: 3

  • Lindakooper img 2014-02-20 08:47

    Health insurance is a great option and it may save much cost to your budget. Facing an emergency cash shortfall people drive funds from payday lenders if they don’t have insurance. But if you have health insurance all your problems would be solved in a flash.

  • priyanka304singh img 2014-04-08 15:17

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