Report: Pennsylvania Will Expand Medicaid Under Obamacare


Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R) will relent and expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, according to a local report, extending health coverage to more than 400,000 people.

LancasterOnline cites “sources close to the governor” in its report. An announcement is expected next week.

Corbett had previously balked at accepting federal money to expand the program. He cited concerns about the federal government’s funding committment and demanded that the Obama administration allow Medicaid reforms before he would aggree to the expansion.

The news site noted it was “not immediately clear” what changed Corbett’s mind.