UIC and PUP did a great deal of public education on the issue of Medicaid Expansion. We did extensive leafleting to explain the possible benefits that would be available to people through Medicaid expansion as of January 1, 2013. We held several public events to dramatize the need to expand the program and to pressure the Governor to administratively accept the federal Medicaid funding. The state Senate did approve a bill to expand Medicaid, but it was defeated in the House.
The Governor continues to have the ability to expand Medicaid without the legislature and the fight goes on. Over 700,000 low and moderate income Pennsylvanians stand to gain coverage under the Medicaid expansion authorized in the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare).