It has been confirmed that Gov. Corbett has requested a meeting with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and the obvious subject is the acceptance of federal money that would make an estimated 600,000 low-wage Pennsylvanians eligible for Medicaid, the government health program for “poor” people
Corbett had initially rejected the money after it was pointed out to him that expanding the pond of Medicaid recipients without expanding the health care providers isn’t really going to help anyone. In fact, it will make health care harder to obtain for the people now getting it, along with those getting Medicare as there is overlap in the doctors participating in both services.
Having a card saying you have a right to health care is not the same as having health care, after all.
Still the propaganda mills run by those who acquire wealth and power through managing government services grind on and the fears are the Corbett — not known for having a strong backbone — will cave.
The good news, one supposes, is that he hasn’t yet.
It should be obvious, by the way, that the fewer private options available the more wealth and power the government managers have. These people really don’t care about you.