Expansion of Pennsylvania Medicaid
January 2, 2014
Guests: Judith Solomon and Nathan Benefield
Governor Corbett‚Äôs plans to privatize Medicaid are intended to bring healthcare to half a million uninsured Pennsylvanians. ¬†Pennsylvania was one state that opted out of the government expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.¬† But Governor Corbett has drawn criticism for the $13 monthly premiums he wants to charge low-income families, some earning as little as $5,745 a year.
Judith Solomon is Vice President for Health Policy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, where she focuses on Medicaid and health reform.¬† Nathan Benefield is Director of Policy Analysis for the Commonwealth Foundation for Public Policy Alternative.