Friday, April 4, 2014

Action Alert: Reject "Healthy PA" Waiver

Healthy PA is Gov. Corbett's private pay alternative to Medicaid expansion. His proposal has been submitted to the federal government, and the public has until April 11 at 6 a.m. to submit comments.

NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania opposes Healthy PA for the following reasons, among others. Healthy PA would:

-Reduce existing Medicaid benefits and create High Risk Low Risk categories

-Tie work-related activities to Medicaid participation

-Charge premiums and impose penalty "lockout" periods of no coverage for missed payments

-End the MAWD (Medical Assistance for Workers with Disabilities) program

Medicaid expansion, on the other hand, will save both the state and federal governments money while extending healthcare coverage to millions of lower-income Pennsylvanians.

Please Take Action Today
We are asking you to send your comments to CMS (the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services).

What To Do
Go to this public comment website. Click "Answer the Questionnaire" and type of paste your comment in the box. Here is a comment you can use:

REJECT the Healthy PA Waiver Application. I support regular Medicaid Expansion.

Or, you can email and send the message below. You can also refer to the bullet points above, if you choose.
REJECT the Health PA Waiver Application. I support regular Medicaid Expansion.


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