HARRISBURG, Pa. - Democrats in the running to take over Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's job next year say they'll throw out his alternative plan to use federal Medicaid expansion dollars if and when they take office next January.
Pennsylvania's state treasurer, Rob McCord, said Monday he prefers an expansion of Medicaid eligibility under the 2010 federal health care law and expects that he would undo Corbett's plan.
But Corbett's plan is still under consideration by the federal government, and McCord acknowledged that he'd have to wait and see what parts of it may be approved.
Corbett wants to use expansion dollars to subsidize private insurance policies, rather than expanding traditional Medicaid coverage.
That could mean differences in provider networks, benefits and retroactive reimbursement for someone who's eligible, but isn't covered when they seek care.
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