“Pa. Medicaid enrollees being transferred into new benefits program”

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This April 24, 2015 Morning Call article talks about the changes that are happening now with Medicaid in Pennsylvania as the Wolf administration makes changes to simplify the Medicaid program implemented under the Corbett Administration.

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“Stairways leader deals with changes in behavioral-health landscape”

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This March 10, 2015 article on GoErie.com talks about internal changes at Stairways as they work together with Beacon Light Behavioral Health to pull their resources together in hopes that they can offer better services to those they serve.   Valarie Vicarri is the new leader at Stairways and will be reporting to Rick Saegar the CEO of Beacon Light unlike her predecessor who reported to the Stairways board of directors.  Everything is being done to reduce any impact this change has on those being served by both agencies as they grow together.

“Pa. Medicaid expansion switch to be done by September”

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This March 5, 2015 The Inquirer article found on the Philly.com website talks about the hope that Medicaid Expansion in Pennsylvania using the Federal expansion plan will be completed in September of this year.  This will be a multiphase process with the expectation that phase one will be completed in April.

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“Here’s why Gov. Wolf’s Medicaid expansion is a win for behavioral health services: Richard Edley”

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This February 23, 2015 Penn Live Op Ed article talks about what is hoped to be an improvement as Gov. Wolf transitions Pennsylvanians from HealthyPA to a more streamline traditional Medicaid program.

“Expanded Medicaid expected to help mental-health patients”

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This February 11, 2015 GoErie.com article talks about the transition from Medicaid to HealthyPA and then to the Federal Medicaid Expansion plan it reminds us that people can get enrolled in HealthyPA even though it is going to be replaced.

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Video: “Governor Wolf’s launch of Medicaid expansion in Pennsylvania, explained in 60 seconds.”

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This video on YouTube was uploaded by Governor Tom Wolf and quickly describes what will be happening with the change to the Federal Medicaid expansion plan from Corbett’s HealthyPA plan

“Pa.’s Medicaid expansion wreaks chaos for addiction and alcohol treatment providers”

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This January 25, 2015 The Inquirer article found on the Philly.com website offers more details into what the “Glitch” in the transition from medical assistance to Corbett’s  Healthy Pa Medicaid alternative plan was.  The glitch seems to effect people in treatment for mental health and or drug and alcohol

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treatment, specifically those told they were enrolled in Healthy Pa Plus …. the result of the glitch is that this group of people were somehow switched to private pay insurances INSTEAD of the Healthy Pa Plus program they were told they were being placed in.  I’ve been attempting to follow this glitch, but was sick for a couple of weeks with the flu so I was out of commission, now I’m playing catch up and am just now (about a week after recovering) starting to feel like I’ve regained the upper hand on all the stuff I got behind on.  This is the first article I’ve seen about this glitch since before my bout with the flu when I posted the article about it back in December which I have linked below.

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