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

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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (Medicaid administrator) logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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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.

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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

“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.

“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.

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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This February 27, 2014 Warren Times Observer article talks about Governor Tom Corbett’s proposed Medicaid alternative.  The article includes comments from Representative Kathy Rapp – R of the 65th district

“Pennsylvania pushing Medicaid plan to D.C.”

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This February 19, 2014 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article talks about Governor Corbett’s latest push to gain approval for his alternative to accepting

 

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)

 

the federal Medicaid expansion.

 

 

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