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Harrisburg, PA (July 3, 2013) — Today, members of the Pennsylvania Senate Rules Committee opted to cease further delay in passing a welfare code bill by accepting the House version of HB 1075, which had been stripped of language requiring Governor Corbett to move forward with an expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
Antoinette Kraus, Director of the Pennsylvania Health Access Network issued the following statement in response:
The Senate passed Medicaid Expansion (with huge bipartisan support, 40-10) in a code bill that accompanies our state budget, and sent the bill back to the House for final approval. Unfortunately, a small minority in the House stripped Medicaid Expansion back out, and blocked efforts to allow all members to vote on it.
We want to be clear about 2 things:
Harrisburg, PA (July 1, 2013) — Today, the Pennsylvania House rejected the will of a bipartisan majority in the Senate, and the will of the people by stripping an amendment added by the Senate to enable Pennsylvania to move forward with the expansion of Medicaid, under the Affordable Care Act.
Antoinette Kraus, Director of the Pennsylvania Health Access Network made the following statement in response to the House’s failure to approve Medicaid Expansion:
The President believes health insurance should cost $12-$15 a month. We agree that coverage should be far more... https://t.co/U65wJLGLOY@pahealthaccess