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“As Gov. Corbett transforms Medicaid on Jan. 1, fears, glitches, and now a lawsuit”

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This December 26, 2014 PennLive – The Patriot-News, article talks about the problems occurring with the transition from Medicaid to Gov. Corbett’s Healthy PA which is his Medicaid expansion alternative plan.

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“As state expands Medicaid, glitch imperils care for drug addicts and mentally ill”

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This December 19, 2014 The Patriot-News article talks about a huge glitch that is effecting people with mental health and/or addition issues who are on medicaid.  Apparently, the “glitch” is preventing agencies from getting paid for services provided to the folks in need of treatment, this means either they have to pay out of pocket, or the agency has to either eat the cost of the services or deny services to the person.  The article explains it better, but basically it means Corbett’s expansion plan has a huge flaw in the transition and the people paying the price for it are those with mental health or addiction issues.

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“Corbett intends to move ahead with Medicaid plan, despite successor’s wishes”

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This November 18, 2014 article on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website, talks about Corbett’s plan to move ahead with implementing his HealthyPA medicare alternative to the federally offered Medicaid Expansion program, despite what Governor Elect Tom Wolf would like to see happen.

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English: Tom Corbett at the McCain rally at the Greater Pittsburgh International Airport (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“An open letter to Governor-Elect Tom Wolf: A ‘fresh start’ on health care starts with rejecting Corbett’s Healthy PA plan”

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SVG of Pennsylvania state seal (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This November 5, 2014 Open Letter to Governor Wolf from Antoinette Kraus, Director of the Pennsylvania Health Access Network, talks about the need to ditch Corbett’s Medicaid plan and go with a traditional Medicaid expansion to ensure that Pennsylvanians who are eligible for Medicaid either get into the program or are able to keep their coverage if they are already in the program.

“PA welfare department gets a new name”

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This September 24, 2014 WFMZ-TV News segment talks about a new law signed by Governor Corbett that officially changes the name of the Department of Public Welfare to be the Department of Human Services.  The name is felt to better encompass what the agency does or provides.

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“Corbett care plan no longer cuts aid for disabled”

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This July 24, 2014 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article talks about the ongoing negotiations between the Corbett administration and the federal government over Corbett’s alternative to medicaid expansion.  The article indicates that workers with disabilities who receive MAWD will continue to receive coverage at this point and that for now the threat of losing that medical coverage has been lifted.

“Corbett care plan cuts aid for disabled”

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This July 8, 2014 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article talks about the cuts that will occur for those who are disabled and receive Medical Assistance for Workers with Disabilities (MAWD) if Governor Corbett’s alternative to Medicaid expansion is approved.

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