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Medicaid Hearing Next Month In Scranton

The next step in the Governor's Healthy PA Medicaid reform plan is a series of public hearings and webinars that will start next week. The comment period is required before the plan can go for federal approval. Governor Tom Corbett wants to modify existing Medicaid benefits and use federal Medicaid dollars to increase access to the private health insurance market for eligible adults. The plan also includes a work search requirement, something that has drawn controversy. Critics say the state should just have expanded Medicaid with federal dollars but the administration says the costs would not have been sustainable in the long term.