Governor Rejects Medicaid Expansion
Republicans in Pennsylvania have decided against expanding Medicaid, and their argument is pretty ridiculous. Under the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare), more low-income residents would benefit from the expansion. But Governor Tom Corbett disagrees, telling a local news station that residents already enrolled in the program, specifically poor residents, are getting too much free care and should pay more into the system. Corbett said, "you just can't keep going and going and going." Unfortunately, pregnant women and cancer patients DO have to keep going and going in order to receive the care they need.