WASHINGTON - Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has softened his rhetoric while he awaits a federal decision on his request to link a work requirement to benefits under the Medicaid expansion.
It's an issue that has flared up in his hotly contested re-election campaign.
The request comes in the form of a waiver that the Republican governor has requested as part of his bid to receive additional federal funds for Medicaid, the state-federal program for the poor and disabled.
The federal government's public comment period ended April 11.
If approved, Pennsylvania would be the first state to include the work requirement for Medicaid.
According to federal regulations, a decision by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services could come as early as Monday, but Corbett's office doesn't expect that to happen.
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