Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Elections Have Consequences

The spend more money to give people shittier coverage in order to enrich our friends plan is over.
As of this month, Pennsylvania has completely phased out former Gov. Tom Corbett's alternative Medicaid system. The shift has made enrollment quicker and easier, according to state leaders.

Corbett's Medicaid alternative, "Healthy PA," took effect last winter. It included different categories of coverage, depending on an enrollee's income and health status.

Erin Ninehouser, policy director with the Pennsylvania Health Access Network, has helped people sign up and has been keeping tabs on about 1,500 applicants. The enrollment process was confusing, slow and required added paperwork, she said.