More than 250,000 Pennsylvanians have been notified that their current healthcare coverage is being cancelled due to the Affordable Care Act.
On Thursday, Governor Tom Corbett sent a letter to President Obama formally requesting that residents be allowed to keep their current policies.
The governor also asked that insurance professionals and companies be able to directly offer exchange-based plans to Pennsylvanians who will be uninsured as a result of the A.C.A.
Corbett also instructed the state insurance commissioner to encourage Pa. companies to conduct outreach and offer options for people whose health coverage is being cancelled.
According to federal numbers, 31,827 Affordable Care applications were completed in Pennsylvania, which would cover nearly 58,000 residents. So far, however, only 2207 state residents have actually been able to enroll in the program.