Feds Approve Republican Governor's Lipstick on a Pig Medicaid Expansion

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett’s “Healthy PA Private Coverage Option,” aka Medicaid expansion, has been given the seal of approval by federal regulators at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Pennsylvania becomes the 28th state including the District of Columbia to expand Medicaid. Under Obamacare, the expansion in PA will make all adults between the ages of 19 and 64 with incomes through 133% of poverty level eligible for coverage. This includes healthy, able-bodied and childless individuals, as well as those with serious medical needs. Josh Archambault at Forbes reports: Healthy PA prioritizes able-bodied adults over the truly needy by paying higher reimbursement rates to doctors that treat Healthy PA enrollees through ObamaCare exchange plans. The most vulnerable citizens, on the other hand, remain in a largely broken Medicaid system with lower reimbursement rates, making it even more difficult to access a medical provider as they...(Read Full Post)