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November 20, 2013Alerts

Statewide Call-in Day on Medicaid Expansion Organized by the Cover the Commonwealth Campaign

Friends –

The expansion of Medicaid health coverage in some states is being called an “early success story” of the Affordable Care Act — but you won’t find any success stories here in Pennsylvania.  While other states are accepting federal funding to expand Medicaid coverage, Pennsylvania is creating a dangerous gap that will leave hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians uninsured.  Governor Corbett has proposed a much more complicated plan, known as Healthy PA, which likely will not happen until 2015, if at all.

We are asking you to join in a statewide day of action TODAY to urge Governor Corbett and your lawmakers to expand Medicaid coverage in 2014.

All hardworking families deserve the security of knowing they can see a doctor when they get sick without facing enormous medical bills.  If Pennsylvania fails to expand Medicaid, hundreds of thousands will be left out in the cold with no options for affordable coverage in 2014.

Tell Governor Corbett and your lawmakers that Pennsylvania cannot afford to turn down federal funding that states like New Jersey and Ohio will use to provide coverage for their citizens and give their health care economies a needed boost in 2014.

As many as 400,000 Pennsylvanians will have no other affordable health care options if we do not act soon.  These Pennsylvanians are our neighbors and friends.  They take our orders at restaurants, fix our cars, and take care of our kids when we’re at work — but do not earn enough to buy private health coverage.

Expansion will open the door to affordable quality coverage for them AND give Pennsylvania’s health care sector a boost.

Please click here and follow the instructions for contacting Governor Corbett and your state legislators TODAY to urge them to take part in this “success story” by providing hardworking families with the security of quality health care.

Please contact Kelly Whitcraft, Policy Coordinator for the Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania, at for additional information.

Thank you,

Kelly A. Whitcraft
Policy Coordinator/Advocate
Disability Rights Network (DRN) of PA
1414 N. Cameron Street, Suite C
Harrisburg, PA 17103
TTY: 1-877-375-7139
Fax: 717-236-0192

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