Gov. Corbett has thus far refused to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act or ObamaCare. Because of that Pennsylvanians are dying, every day, because they lack access to health care. Add to that the 200,000 state residents he’s kicked off other health care programs like Adult Basic in his three years in office and we have ourselves a crisis. Keystone Progress is focusing on this with its headline that “Tom Corbett Killed Four People Today.” He may as well have done it with his own hands since it happened by his own hand signing legislation cutting people off from health care and by NOT signing legislation expanding Medicaid.
Nationwide 6 million Americans have gained coverage under Medicaid expansions in the 25 states taking advantage of the opportunity. 25 states, all with Republican Governors, have refused to expand the health care program and this failure, permitted by the Supreme Court, is costing lives and making ObamaCare less effective.
Tomorrow Tom Corbett will kill four more Pennsylvanians.