Governor Corbett Signs Budget Continuing Investments in ‘Healthy PA’
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In addition to advancing the governor's Healthy Pennsylvania plan, the budget preserves the safety net for individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities, seniors, children and low-income families.
"This reflects the importance we place on the health and well-being of all Pennsylvanians," Corbett said. "Above all else, we must ensure services for those who need them most. This budget maintains that purpose, while making strategic invests that will increase access and affordability for all Pennsylvanians."
The budget assumes federal approval of the Healthy Pennsylvania plan to reform
The budget also invests in resources to serve more individuals who have been waiting to access needed services, allowing them to stay in their homes and communities, and it supports the infrastructure and practitioners needed to expand access to primary care services in rural and underserved areas.
"This budget is a testament to
Health and human services investments in the signed budget include:
Increasing Support for
Expanding Access to Primary Care Services in Rural and
Expanding Services for Older Pennsylvanians and Individuals with Physical Disabilities: Increase of
An additional 1,764 older Pennsylvanians through the Medicaid Home and Community-Based Aging Waiver (
An expansion of the LIFE program (
An additional 500 individuals on the Options waiting list (
An additional 204 individuals who transfer from the
An additional 1,599 individuals with physical disabilities in community settings (
Expanding Services for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism: Additional
700 young adults who are graduating from the special education system to continue to live independently in the community;
400 individuals who are on the emergency waiting list to access crucial services to keep them in their homes and communities; and
100 adults with autism spectrum disorders.
Moving Individuals from Institutional Care to Community-based
Care: An additional
Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis: Increase of
Child Care Assistance: Increase of
Child Advocacy Centers:
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