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 March 10th
Dr. Gabe Mirkin
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Tuesday March 11th
Wednesday March 12th
Master Gardener Tom Ford
Leather Lounge Chair
love seat-type, made for 2,
has two seperate sections,
white, 2 years old, from a non-pet,
non-smoking home - $200
Sara, Altoona 381-8008
Nintendo Wii U
new in box, latest edition - $275
Wednesday March 5th
Central Blair Recreation and Park Commission
Fundraising Talent Bank
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Alto Model Train Museum Association Scalefest
Sunday March 9th 9am to 2pm