Pennsylvania To Expand Traditional Medicaid Under ACA
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) on Monday announced the state will expand its traditional Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act, replacing an alternative Medicaid expansion plan implemented by former Gov. Tom Corbett (R). Wolf said Corbett's plan was confusing and created unneeded barriers for individuals to access care, as well as glitches that caused some individuals to delay treatments. The new plan will extend the state's traditional Medicaid program to state residents with incomes up to 138% of poverty level, in accordance with the ACA's expansion.
- "Pennsylvania Launches Medicaid Expansion: Governor" (Davies, Reuters, 2/9).