What's the Story on Medicaid Expansion?
- Current Status: Debate Ongoing
- Key Info: In September 2013, Governor Corbett (R) announced his plan to purchase private coverage for Medicaid beneficiaries through the state’s Federally-Facilitated Marketplace. The “Healthy Pennsylvania" plan proposes to eliminate most cost-sharing and introduce sliding-scale premiums and a work-search requirement for individuals who work less than 20 hours per week. The Healthy Pennsylvania Plan Draft 1115 Waiver Application is available for public comment through January 13, 2014, after which time it will be refined and submitted for consideration by CMS. If Pennsylvania were to expand Medicaid, an estimated 465,000 Pennsylvania residents would be newly eligible for the program by 2016.