Corbett Will Comply With Obamacare

09.13.13 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett says he will accept federal funds to expand  medical coverage to an estimated 682,000 more Pennsylvanians in a Medicaid-like  program. The Republican was  among a small group of governors resisting calls to expand the federal-state  health entitlement for the poor under the Affordable Care Act. House  Republicans have argued that an expansion would be an unsustainable cost to  Pennsylvania taxpayers. Corbett had  voiced concern about whether the federal government will keep its funding  pledge. The  governor's proposal will look much different than the plan put forth by the  Obama administration. Instead of expanding Medicaid, the state may set up a  health insurance system that would offer coverage from private  companies.