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“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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“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.

“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.

“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)

“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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“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.

 

 

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