Pennsylvania Joins ACA's Medicaid Expansion Program

It'll be the 28th state to join the program.

MS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner issued the following statement today after Pennsylvania became the 28th state, including the District of Columbia, to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

“With the agreements announced today, Pennsylvania will become the 28th state, including the District of Columbia, to adopt the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion, helping approximately 500,000 Pennsylvanians get the health care coverage they need,” said Administrator Tavenner. “Like we are doing in Pennsylvania, HHS and CMS are committed to supporting state flexibility and working with states on innovative solutions that work within the confines of the law to expand Medicaid to low-income individuals. But, unfortunately, millions of Americans are still without Medicaid coverage because their state has yet to act.”

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Source: Philadelphia Inquirer