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As mentioned earlier, Governor Tom Corbett will likely request on Monday, September 16, that the state extend Medicaid Benefits to low-income residents, which will assist individuals in obtaining private insurance. When President Obama’s healthcare reform law goes into effect on January 1, numerous individuals having low-income will not have personal funds to purchase private insurance and often use state emergency rooms when needing medical care.

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Though the Governor has resisted the expansion, hospitals and other organizations have pleaded with legislators not to deny the benefits that federal funds provide. The Pennsylvania Hospital and Health System Association believes that approximately 350,000 low income state residents would have coverage under the expansion law. The association reports that it remains “committed to supporting state flexibility, within the confines of the law.”

When Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act takes effect an estimated nine million citizens across the country will have coverage through Medicaid eligibility and expansion rulings. The federal government will finance the entire cost for the first three years, which will then drop to 90 percent for a ten year period. Residents having higher incomes but without current health coverage will have the option of finding subsidized policies online through marketing efforts that each state will establish. Obama hereby seems to be effectively supports the neglection of the low-income individuals. Obamacare will really have to prove itself now as the Affordable Care Act is being deployed.

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