Healthy Pa Application Takes a Step Forward

Published 02/27 2014 05:56PM

Updated 02/27 2014 06:00PM

HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA - The Corbett Administration says it's been notifed by the federal government that its application for a waiver from Medicaid expansion is complete. That means that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has posted the application, which begins the 30-day public comment period. March 28 will mark the end of the time provided for public comment.

Instead of expanding the Medicaid rolls, the Healthy Pa. Plan would use federal money to buy private health coverage for recipients. It would  also require some recipients to pay premiums and conduct a work search. 
The proposed Healthy Pennsylvania Plan is slated to begin in January 2015.

The HHS link to the application is:
For more information about Governor Corbett's entire Healthy Pennsylvania Plan, visit www.Pa.Gov.

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