Gov. Gasbag’s refusal to adopt Medicaid Expansion under the ACA is denying Pennsylvania veterans with needed health care. An estimated 500-600,000 residents of our Commonwealth could be covered if the Governor accepted the federal funds for two years to fully fund the expansion. This Memorial Day we should focus on how conservative ideology is costing people their lives.
We’ve already see the awful effects of sequestration cuts on the VA and how that agency is failing veterans. Republicans and many Democrats were all too eager to go to war over lies they knew to be so but then refused to allocate the funds to properly treat our wounded and ill veterans. One solution was to expand Medicaid for those vets too poor to pay for their own insurance. Gov. Corbett continues to have the authority to do so but refuses because his ideology is in the way. That’s peculiar for someone who professes to be “pro life.”