Big news, Pennsylvania! Thanks to Governor’s Wolf’s expansion of Medicaid and his championing of affordable, quality health care for everyone in the commonwealth, Pennsylvania’s uninsured rate is the lowest it has ever been. According to the Clearfield Progress:
Governor Tom Wolf on Wednesday announced a decline in the commonwealth’s uninsured rate from 6.4 percent in 2015 to 5.6 percent in 2016, the lowest on record. Before the Affordable Care Act was implemented and Wolf expanded Medicaid, Pennsylvania’s uninsured rate was more than 10 percent.
But there’s still more work to do. Governor Wolf will continue to stand up against attempts to repeal Obamacare and is working to make the law better. The governor just recently joined seven other Republican and Democratic governors to release a plan to improve healthcare, control costs, and make sure that we’re protecting coverage for Pennsylvanians.
Governor Wolf is not going to stop fighting to make sure that every Pennsylvania family will be able to get the insurance coverage they deserve. No one should have to go broke in order to be healthy.
“We will continue to work to ensure that Pennsylvanians have access to quality coverage at an affordable price and advocate in a bipartisan way to fix Obamacare at the federal level,” Governor Wolf said, according to the Central Penn Business Journal.