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“Paid more, doctors see more Medicaid patients, Penn study finds”

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This January 21, 2015 InsuranceNews.net article offers some insight into the reason that more primary care physicians don’t accept patients who are on Medicaid.  The article also indicates that Pennsylvania and New Jersey are among the states with the lowest Medicaid reimbursement rates in the country.

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

“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.

“In lawsuit, groups claims Corbett’s Medicaid changes cut benefits to 200,000”

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This December 22, 2014  The Patriot-News article talks about a class action lawsuit being brought against the state of Pennsylvania alleging that 200,000 Medicaid recipients have been illegally cut from the program.

“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.

English: Tom Corbett at the McCain rally at th...

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”

SVG of Pennsylvania state seal

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.

“State holds Medicaid hearing”

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This January 8, 2014 article on the Altoona Mirror website talks about a hearing held regarding Medicaid in Pennsylvania.  The plan that was the focus of the hearing was the one proposed by Governor Tom Corbett which has been a topic of heated debate.


English: Tom Corbett at the McCain rally at th...

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



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“Report: Needy children not getting timely mental-health care”

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This August 2, 2013 article found on the Philly.com website talks about the ongoing issue of kids on Medicaid having to wait too long to begin mental health treatment.  Some wait a month or more after their first contact before their first therapy session begins.  There is a mandated 1 week time frame set by the state for people of all ages to begin treatment.


Poll: Do you feel PA Medicaid should be expanded?

This poll is one I thought I would post to see what my readers thought about Medicaid expansion in Pennsylvania.

Those who choose to answer the poll have the option of adding their own response to the question if they don’t see a response that fits their personal views.   No personal information is collected if you choose to take part in this poll.



“Denying Medicaid expansion means denying kids’ healthcare: As I See It”

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This June 21, 2013 article found on the Central Pa The Patriot-News (Pennlive) website talks about the effect of both a change in federal regulations that requires some kids in Pennsylvania to be moved from the CHIP program to Medicaid, and the issues this offers while the Pennsylvania politicians debate lock horns over whether to expand Medicaid in Pennsylvania or not.


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