Green Party calls “Healthy PA” a privatization schemeCorbett’s proposal should be rejected by federal government
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Green Party calls “Healthy PA” a privatization scheme
Corbett’s proposal should be rejected by federal government
The Green Party of Pennsylvania (GPPA [www.gpofpa.org]) is calling out Governor Tom Corbett for once again playing politics with people’s lives, this time in the healthcare arena. Announced on September 16, Corbett's proposed “Healthy PA" would be a drastic diversion from the Medicaid expansion provided by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
“The misleadingly named ‘Healthy PA’ moves in the wrong direction, toward privatization, which is good for corporations intent on making profit,” said Lehigh Valley Greens’ Martin Boksenbaum “not so good for people.”
As the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center [http://pennbpc.org/governor-corbett’s-‘healthy-pa’-plan-summary] states, "Individuals newly eligible for Medicaid with incomes from 0-133% of the
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