Obamacare

PA Awaits Health Care Answer from the Feds

We know your guy won, but how much will this cost us?

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HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania lawmakers asked the federal government several questions in August about implementing two major features of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

And they are still waiting for answers, particularly related to the costs for the health insurance exchange and Medicaid expansion.

"We're looking into all of the options at this point in time," said Christine Cronkright, a spokeswoman from Gov. Tom Corbett's office.

Whichever route the state takes, the exchange must be operational by the start of 2014. However, whether the state pursues the optional Medicaid expansion by January 2014 is less certain.