Tom Wolf on Health Care
Expand ObamaCare; no work requirement for Medicaid
Q: Support or Repeal ACA, aka ObamaCare? Accept ACA's Medicaid expansion to subsidize low-income participants?
Scott Wagner (R): Repeal. Would repeal ACA & roll back Medicaid expansion.
Tom Wolf (D): Support & expand ACA. Expanding healthcare is
good for the economy & creates jobs. Accepted Medicaid expansion for PA.
Q: Require people to work to receive Medicaid?
Wagner: Yes. Will incentivize people to work & get healthcare from their employers.
Wolf: No. Vetoed a work requirement bill.
Source: CampusElect.org Issue Guide: 2018 Pennsylvania Governor race
, Oct 9, 2018
Expanding health care is good for economy & creates jobs
One of the fundamental topics that have often gone missing from the current health care debates in Harrisburg is job growth. As indecision and inaction have dominated discussions, the Corbett administration has ignored the fact that implementation of
the Affordable Care Act and the expansion of the state's Medicaid program provides an unprecedented opportunity to give more than 500,000 currently uninsured, middle and low-income Pennsylvanians access to affordable health care.
Expanding health care to hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians and their families is not just the right thing to do; it's good for the economy and will create jobs.
So, Medicaid expansion would do much more than give many Pennsylvanians an opportunity to gain health insurance coverage: It will provide a much needed economic stimulus to the state.
Source: 2014 Pennsylvania Gubernatorial campaign website, WolfForPA
, Sep 1, 2014
Scrap "Healthy PA" subsidizing private insurance coverage
All four Democratic candidates would scrap Gov. Tom Corbett's "Healthy PA" plan that subsidizes private insurance coverage and instead expand Medicaid coverage under the 2010 federal health care law.
They would also set up a Pennsylvania-run insurance exchange rather than the federally run insurance exchange Corbett chose.
Source: The Patriot News on 2014 Pennsylvania governor debate
, May 10, 2014
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