Other key parts of the plan include:
- CHIP (Children's Health Insurance Program) Reauthorize the program in the legislature, expand current enrollment and outreach efforts, eliminate the six-month mandatory waiting period.
- Older Pennsylvanians Expand access to home and community-based care. Create a Long-Term Care Commission to recommend best practices to improve coordination of care for those needing long-term care services and support.
- Medicaid Align benefits with private, commercial insurance and federal standards for essential health benefits, mental health parity and preventive care. Institute a monthly premium on a sliding scale up to $25 and eliminate copayments. Require all unemployed working-age beneficiaries search for work, with limited exceptions.
The Healthy Pennsylvania plan is available here.