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Pennsylvania Medicaid plan could face changes

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 29, 2014 10:08 AM
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Governor Corbett's administration officially submitted its Healthy Pennsylvania plan in February 2014.

(Harrisburg) -- Governor Corbett won approval for elements of a federally-funded health care expansion his administration spent more than a year developing, but some parts may not survive if Democrat Tom Wolf beats him in November's election.

Advocates for the poor say they object to parts of Corbett's Medicaid plan, even though the Republican governor's farthest reaching proposals were rejected.

They criticized Corbett's plan to impose premiums on some new Medicaid enrollees and to create a new Medicaid network that is distinct from the existing one.

Wolf says he'll work to fully expand Medicaid, but he isn't saying yet exactly how he might change Corbett's plan.

A half-million more low-income Pennsylvanians are in line to get health insurance funded by Medicaid expansion money under the 2010 health care law.

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