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PA Relents on New Co-Pays for Selected Medicaid Recipients

The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare (DPW) has announced that it will not require selected Medical Assistance recipients with incomes 200 percent above the federal poverty level to pay co-payments for Medicaid services.

The new co-pay policy, implemented October 1, affected about 48,000 families and especially targeted children with autism and other disabilities.

Instead of seeking co-payments, DPW intends to seek federal permission to charge insurance premiums to the same patients.

Read more about the controversy and the decision that temporarily ends it in this Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article.

Filed in Pennsylvania Medicaid policy.

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