Effective January 1, more than 400,000 low-income Pennsylvania residents will be eligible to receive new healthcare coverage through Medicaid. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have approved an expansion of Medicaid through an amended version of the Healthy PA program for Pennsylvanians who meet certain income criteria. Who does the new ruling cover?
Medicaid expansion covers individuals and families with incomes below 138% of the federal poverty level. For example, a single Pennsylvania resident earning less than $16,105 will qualify to receive free coverage. A family of two earning less than $21,707 would also benefit from the expanded coverage.
Enrollment for coverage under the Healthy PA expansion will open December 1 and effective January 1. The coverage can be retroactive to help with medical bills incurred in the past three months prior.
For more information on Pennsylvania’s expansion of Medicaid click here.