Feds to Governor Corbett: Switch CHIP Kids to Medicaid
The federal government says Pennsylvania must shift tens of thousands of children from a state-subsidized health insurance program to Medicaid under the health care law.
Governor Corbett's top insurance regulator, Michael Consedine, says the response is disappointing. He says the administration will explore options suggested by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, such as a phased-in transition.
The requirement takes effect January 1st. Sebelius says many other states prepared for the transition by ensuring Medicaid coverage for older children whose families earn up to 133-percent of the federal poverty level.
Consedine says some of the 50,000 children who have to switch programs will have to find a doctor who accepts Medicaid. But Sebelius says it'll simplify coverage for families and advocates for the poor say children are better off under Medicaid anyway.
Monday December 23rd
WRTA's Santa Show!
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Monday December 16th
Master Gardener Tom Ford - Annual Christmas Plants Show
Tuesday December 17th
Musicologists Jerry Zolten & Alex van der Tuuk
The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records
Wednesday December 18th
Bishop Joseph Adamec,...