PA Medicade Bill Could Help Poor

06.05.14 | Terry Diener

A divided Pennsylvania state House committee is advancing a bill to immediately expand Medicaid eligibility to hundreds of thousands of the working poor. Wednesday's approval of the bill by the Republican-controlled Human Services Committee may end up being symbolic, given the opposition of Gov. Tom Corbett and many House Republicans. The committee passed the bill, 12-11, after committee Chairman Eugene DiGirolamo and two other Republicans sided with all nine Democrats.