Wolf begins unwinding Corbett changes to Medicaid benefits

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration says it is simplifying the benefits packages for adult Medicaid recipients and undoing what advocates for the poor had called a severe cutback for some adults under a plan advocated by former Gov. Tom Corbett.

The Wolf administration released a Monday letter to the federal government saying it is withdrawing a Corbett request for approval to create a low-risk benefits package for healthier adults.

The federal government had yet to approve Corbett’s request to create the low-risk package, and no one had been placed into it yet.

Advocates for the poor had criticized its limits on services and said the process for deciding who should get the low-risk package or a more generous high-risk package was complicated and confusing.

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