Health care reform puts pressure on state’s insurance initiative

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Pennsylvania insurance program manages to find new life despite health care reform provisions Pennsylvania has been fighting to keep its Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) intact as federal health care reform provisions begin to be enacted. The state program is considered one of the most successful insurance initiatives in Pennsylvania and it has provided insurance coverage for children and their families for some time now. The state is, however, being pressured to expand its Medicaid program, which would make insurance coverage more accessible to those that currently receive coverage through…

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Pennsylvania health insurance enrollments reach 81,000

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The government figures that were released this week show that there has been a sharp increase in sign ups. According to recent news data released by state officials, Pennsylvania health insurance enrollments have been climbing rapidly since the figures that were released at the end of November. At that time, the number of enrollments had been only 11,800 people within the state. This week, the government provided the latest figures, which show that more than 81,000 people have now signed up to receive Pennsylvania health insurance plans through the exchange.…

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Health insurance in Pennsylvania becomes more child-friendly

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New law targets Children’s Health Insurance Program Health insurance for children in Pennsylvania has won a victory thanks to a new bill signed by Governor Tom Corbett. The bill has to do with the state’s Children’s Health Insurance Program, which provides insurance coverage to more than 188,000 children currently enrolled in the program. The program is nearly two decades old and has often been criticized for being inaccessible to those that need it most. The new bill signed by Governor Corbett aims to resolve some of the issues that the…

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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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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 marketplace to provide coverage to almost 81,000 N. Pennsylvanians

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Many residents in the northeast of the state will be able to take advantage of the assistance it provides. As of a newly released report, it has been estimated that almost 81,000 people in Northeast Pennsylvania will be eligible for purchasing health insurance that is subsidized by the government when the marketplace opens up in the state for coverage next year. The report gave details of exactly who will receive this eligibility in the state when the exchange opens. The name of the report is “Help is at Hand: New…

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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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