As Another Governor Decides to Expand Medicaid Under the Affordable Care Act, Governor Corbett Continues to StallMore Than 500,000 Uninsured Pennsylvanians Continue to Suffer
On February 20, Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican and staunch critic of President Barack Obama’s health care law, announced that he will expand Florida’s Medicaid program. This was a complete about face for the governor who was a strong opponent of ObamaCare.
This announcement marks the 7th Republican governor to participate in the expansion of Medicaid. Half of all states have decided to or are leaning towards Medicaid expansion.
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Expanding Medicaid - Families USA
The facts are:
- For the first three years, Medicaid expansion is completely covered by the federal government at NO cost to Pennsylvania
- More than 500,000 uninsured Pennsylvanians would get coverage
- Pennsylvania would see savings and growth related to Medicaid expansion to the tune of an estimated $670 million
- Pennsylvania would receive $4 billion a year in federal funds
- Gov. Rick Scott embraces Medicaid expansion in Florida - Politico
- Report: Florida Medicaid expansion could create 71,300 jobs - Tampa Bay Times
- In Reversal, Florida to Take Health Law’s Medicaid Expansion - New York Times
- As yet another Republican governor caves, Pa. Gov. Corbett holds out on Medicaid expansion - Patriot News
- Report: Expanding Medicaid Would Give a Boost to Pennsylvania's Economy - Pennsylvania Health Access
- Report Suggests Expanding Medicaid Would Bring 41,200 New Jobs to Pennsylvania in 2016 - Philly.com