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Corbett Meets With HHS Secretary Sebelius
April 3, 2013

Governor Tom Corbett has issued a press release around his April 2 meeting with US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. The meeting was held to get clarification on questions around the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in Pennsylvania. Corbett’s press release states that he requested verification that the 100 percent federal match for expansion is available for the commonwealth. He also requested information around using the private insurance market to expand coverage in Pennsylvania, similar to what Arkansas and Tennessee are pursuing, coupled with significant reforms to Pennsylvania’s current Medicaid program.

Corbett indicated that he is determined that there will be no expansion without meaningful reform of the Medicaid program. Until he knows whether this is possible he continues to have concerns and no further decisions will be made until he receives more information from HHS. 

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