State must explain why kids were dropped from medical assistance
HARRISBURG PATRIOT-NEWS Editorial: For nearly a year, some lawmakers, advocates and even welfare department employees have questioned why so many children are being cut from the medical assistance program.
From Aug. 11, 2011, to July 12, 91,430 children lost their Medicaid benefits. Conventional wisdom might say that some of those kids ended up enrolled in the Children’s Health Insurance Program — CHIP — yet those numbers have declined by 387 for that same period…
In a recent letter to the state’s Department of Public Welfare, the federal government wants answers as to why so many people have dropped from the Medicaid rolls in Pennsylvania… (more)