Department of Human Services Sec. Ted Dallas Tuesday announced the end of the transition from Healthy PA to traditional Medicaid expansion—known as HealthChoices in Pennsylvania—as the last of the expansion insurance plans took effect.
According to Sec. Dallas, 440,000 Pennsylvanians are enrolled in Medicaid expansion insurance plans with the last group of enrollees coming out of Healthy PA’s primary coverage options into Medicaid expansion. […]
He added with the full transition now complete, Pennsylvania is eligible for more federal funding and will realize a savings of $626 million from people moving off of state-funded care to fully federally funded Medicaid expansion.
“That number will grow as the number of people continue to move into Medicaid expansion,” he said.
Tom Corbett’s plan, by contrast, was going to require the state to hire over 700 new employees to implement it, and would’ve been much pricier than simply expanding Medicaid. It was a very elaborate and expensive way to say “Obama sux.”
(Via PLS Reporter)