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Administration Identifies Medicaid Expansion Obstacles

Corbett administration officials took advantage of a recent public briefing on Medicaid expansion to explain that the governor wants to expand the state’s Medicaid program but is seeking flexibility in how to do so that the Obama administration will not provide.

In particular, the administration wants to establish work requirements for new recipients, adjust benefits, and carve out a greater role for private health insurers.

The administration continues to negotiate these and other Medicaid expansion-related issues with federal officials.

Read more about the issues that the Corbett administration is attempting to address and the response of advocates of Medicaid expansion in this Harrisburg Patriot-News articleHarrisburg, PA capital building.

Filed in Health care reform, Pennsylvania Medicaid policy.

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