PA-Gov: Medicaid Expansion Complete
“Medicaid expansion means that more Pennsylvanians have access to primary and preventative care. As a result, they will be able to see a doctor when they are sick, have better health outcomes, and be able to avoid costly trips the emergency room,” said DHS Secretary Ted Dallas. “I would like to thank the DHS staff who have dedicated months to successfully implementing this Medicaid expansion – because of your hard work hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians have health care coverage.”
Gov. Wolf’s HealthChoices plan has now completely unseated Gov. Corbett’s private-public hybrid HealthyPA plan.
So far, according to the Wolf Administration, almost 440,000 are newly covered by Medicaid while an additional 216,000 have enrolled in HealthChoices since April. This move has saved the commonwealth approximately $626 million.