04 - 07 - 2014 Health Initiative idea stumbles risking loss of new jobs in area
[DI] - A health initiative that would create about 700 new jobs, and could bring some of them to the area, may be in trouble as talks between Gov. Tom Corbettâs administration and the federal government appeared to stumble last week. Under Corbettâs alternative plan, PA would accept billions of federal dollars and allow low-income recipients to use the plan to buy private insurance beginning Jan. 1, 2015. His plan requires a waiver of Medicaidâs rules on retroactive coverage, benefits and networks for the private insurance plans. One Republican Snyder County Commissioner said he supports Healthy PA, and not only because Selinsgrove Center could potentially benefit by serving as a call center and employing caseworkers and support staff needed to provide assistance and manage the program.