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.
Pennsylvania’s Economy Will Benefit from
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