VIDEO: Governor Tom Wolf’s Launch of Pennsylvania Medicaid Expansion, Explained in 60 Seconds

February 10, 2015

Harrisburg, PA – Yesterday, Governor Wolf announced the launch of Pennsylvania Medicaid expansion. This decision will provide simple access to health care coverage to hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians. To help explain the move to Pennsylvania Medicaid expansion, the Governor’s Office of Communications released an explanatory video.


There are two main outcomes from expanding Medicaid –
Right now, Pennsylvania offers three health plans for low-income residents: low risk, high risk, and a private coverage option. The new expansion plan puts everyone into one plan.

Moreover, Pennsylvania currently requires a complicated health screening tool to qualify for benefits. The new expansion plan eliminates this requirement.

This is what people who are currently covered by HealthyPA need to know:
First, no coverage will be immediately impacted by the decision to expand Medicaid.

Second, all beneficiaries will be clearly informed about transitioning to the new streamlined benefit package.

And third, there will be no gap in coverage.

Governor Tom Wolf and Pennsylvania’s Department of Human Services are working to transition to the new system this spring. More information is available at:

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