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Rally calls for Medicaid expansion in Pa.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

While Obamacare is growing across the country, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is still pushing his own health care plan - and opponents say this means nearly a half-million people in the state don't have coverage.

Advocates who rallied Monday inside the Capital said that if Corbett would accept Medicaid expansion, it would solve both the coverage gap and a budget gap north of a billion dollars.

Corbett is still waiting for approval from the federal government for his Healthy Pennsylvania plan.

Ralliers pointed to New Hampshire, which is doing the same thing but expanding Medicaid while it waits for Washington's go-ahead.

"Accepting Medicaid expansion is a no-brainer," Antoinette Kraus of the Pennsylvania Health Access Network said. "To fix that crisis, if we were to expand Medicaid by June 30th, we could bring in $600 million in savings and revenue in next year's budget.

The governor insists that expanding Medicaid is too expensive to Pennsylvania, and he continues to hope for approval of his own plan.


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