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“Tension over healthcare between Corbett and Wolf”

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This November 22, 2014 The Sentinel article on CumberLink.com talks about the growing tension between Governor Corbett and Governor Tom Wolf as they battle over Medicaid expansion in Pennsylvania.

I have to wonder what kind of impact this power struggle will have on the people who would benefit from Medicaid as the political powerhouses duke it out on Capitol Hill

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This resource is a link to the HealthyPA.com website I received a letter that was less informative than most letters from the DPW are, and the link that was included took me here after a stop at the DPW website.  I am not impressed with this site, because it doesn’t tell me anything the letter didn’t already tell me, which wasn’t much.  I thought I would post the link here though, if they actually put useful info on the site for recipients as opposed to press releases and training videos that don’t say much beyond how wonderful healthy pa is.   Sorry about venting, but I’m just not impressed with the lack of useful information being sent out to the recipients who are the ones who need to know exactly what changes they are facing in their Medicaid as opposed to them giving a list of “services you may have”.  I don’t want to know what I might have I want to know what I do have so I can plan accordingly.

“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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“Pennsylvania releases child abuse report”

Map of Pennsylvania, showing major cities and ...

Map of Pennsylvania, showing major cities and roads (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This June 13, 2014 LancasterOnline.com article gives some stats on the reports of abuse to the Pennsylvania Abuse Hotline.

“Healthy PA: Wrong proposal for people with disabilities (column)”

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This January 31, 2014 Letter to the editor on the York Daily Review website talks about the effect of the current Medicaid proposal.

 

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“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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“Secretary of Public Welfare launches initiative to reduce mental health prejudice”

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This May 10, 2013 article on the Central Pennsylvania Fox 43 website talks about the Pennsylvania Acting Secretary of Public Welfare’s initiative to decrease the stigma surrounding mental illness.  The article also includes a video news segment.

“CLS Negotiates Opportunity for Medicaid Reinstatement”

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This info was found on the Community Legal Services of Philadelphia website I just spotted it on October 25, 2012 so if you are reading this after October 26, 2012, the info in the excerpt may have already occurred, but this indicates that there could be a glimmer of hope for folks who lost their Medicaid.

Below is an excerpt from the info on site linked above ……..

INFORMATION REGARDING MEDICAL ASSISTANCE RAPID REINSTATEMENT PROJECT

Community Legal Services Rapid Reinstatement Hotline: 267-765-6494

Department of Public Welfare Toll-Free Hotline: 1-866-376-8231

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“Lawsuit seeks restoration of Pennsylvania’s General Assistance for the disabled”

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This October 3, 2012 article on the Philly.com website talks about the lawsuit being made to try to restore General Assistance according to the article the action by Governor Corbett may have been unconstitutional

“Four NEPA counties seek human services block grant”

 

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This August 24, 2012 article on the RepublianHerald.com website indicates that 30 counties have applied to be part of the state’s trial program for the human  services block grant.  The article doesn’t include all the counties that applied, but does show that only 20 counties will be selected for the pilot program.

 

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