Federal funds could help Pennsylvania expand health insurance availability

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State accepts funds to expand health insurance initiative Pennsylvania has officially accepted federal funds in order to expand its Medicaid program. Governor Tom Corbett, whom approved the acceptance of federal funds, is the 10th Republican governor in the U.S. to expand a state-based Medicaid program with the assistance of the federal government. Through the expansion of the Medicaid program, hundreds of thousands of state residents are expected to gain access to health insurance coverage. Governor Corbett has submitted demands to the federal Department of Health and Human Services concerning the…

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Abortion insurance ban approved by Pennsylvania Senate

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The legislation passed by a vote of 31 to 19 and is now headed to Governor Corbett to be signed. The Senate has just passed legislation that bans abortion insurance coverage on policies that are sold through the state’s health insurance exchange, which was formed by the federal healthcare reforms. The bill is now being sent to Governor Tom Corbett’s desk to receive a signature that he has already agreed to provide. Once Corbett adds his signature, the bill will be made into law, as House Bill 818 has passed…

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Health insurance restrictions for abortions approved by Pennsylvania lawmakers

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The House has passed a bill that would limit the amount of this coverage that could be obtained through the exchange. A House committee in Pennsylvania has just given its approval to a bill that would restrict the coverage that is available for abortion under the health insurance exchange that is being established in the state under the Affordable Care Act. The bill was passed following a vote that occurred essentially along party lines. The vote passed the bill at 15 to 9, which will send the proposal forward. The…

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Health insurance funding brought back to low income Pennsylvania residents

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A judge has now ruled to restore the money for the program that will help to provide coverage. A new court ruling regarding funding for health insurance is now being reviewed by the Corbett administration in order to consider the way that money will be provided to a special coverage program. The ruling stated that a previous state law in Pennsylvania would be overturned so cash flow can be redirected. The judge has ruled that the law be overturned so that tobacco settlement funds can now be steered back toward…

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Pennsylvania health insurance exchange rejected by Governor

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Pennsylvania health insurance exchange efforts put down by Governor Corbett The Pennsylvania health insurance exchange will not be operated by its home state, according to an announcement from Governor Tom Corbett. The announcement comes as the state issues a letter to the federal Department of Health and Human Services. The letter outlines the state’s stance on the Affordable Care Act and its plans concerning a health insurance exchange. The letter notes that the state has no intention of building or operating an exchange program due to the lack of guidance…

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