Grassroots campaign helps consumers find health-care plans

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From Pittsburgh City Paper:

Rather than expand Pennsylvania’s existing Medicaid program, Gov. Corbett, a vocal opponent of the ACA, added another program, Healthy PA, on top of it. Though it grants coverage to 600,000 Pennsylvanians who weren’t eligible under the ACA last year, it also has new conditions. For example, people who qualify must search for work, and if they miss a payment, they are locked out of coverage.

“It’s helpful being around other navigators. We can help each other out with troubleshooting, especially right now with Healthy PA questions,” Kayla Berkey, a navigator with the Consumer Health Coalition, said in between helping people on weekday evening at the Carnegie Library in Oakland. “We can connect with other assisters to find out what’s not working so we can do advocacy to change it.”

Read the full article here: http://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/grassroots-campaign-helps-consumers-find-health-care-plans-before-feb-15-affordable-care-act-deadline/Content?oid=1804268&storyPage=2

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