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Mackereth Explains PA Medicaid Expansion

In a letter to the editor of the York Daily Record, Pennsylvania Department of Welfare Secretary Beverly Mackereth has outlined the rationale for the Corbett administration’s “Healthy Pennsylvania” health care reform plan and its approach to expanding access to Medicaid services.

In the letter, Secretary Mackereth stresses the importance of a program tailored to Pennsylvania and describes the thinking behind the state’s approach to benefit packages, encouraging enrollees to engage in healthy behaviors, Medicaid premiums, and the use of private health insurance instead of the general expansion of Medicaid many other states are employing.

See Secretary Mackereth’s letter to the York Daily Record here.

Filed in Health care reform, Healthy PA, Pennsylvania Medicaid policy.

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