In Pa., A Big Gap In Health Insurance Coverage

The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Robert Calandra, working in partnership with Kaiser Health News, reports: "As many as 400,000 Pennsylvanians will plunge into the hole between traditional Medicaid and the new marketplace come Jan. 1, according to the Pennsylvania Health Access Network. … That gap was supposed to be filled with federal money states could use to cover more people. Gov. Corbett first chose to turn down the so-called Medicaid expansion. Officials have since presented a 12-page plan called Healthy Pennsylvania to the federal government. The aim is to reform Medicaid, increase access, and stabilize financing. The feds have yet to render a decision on the plan" (Calandra, 11/19). Read the story.

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