As many of you may know, about 439,000 Pennsylvanians have enrolled in expanded Medicaid since the beginning of 2015. Expanded Medicaid has helped many uninsured Pennsylvanians get the coverage they need that wasn’t previously available to them.
Pennsylvania Senate Rules Committee Chooses New Track for Medicaid Expansion Battle
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.
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