In fact, as of today, February 11, he has killed 168 people. That’s according to a new study by researchers at the Harvard Medical School and the City University of New York.
According to the study, Tom Corbett’s refusal to expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act will result in 1,491 deaths this year.
Why is Corbett turning down federal funding for Medicaid expansion? Because he is playing politics over Obamacare in an election year. He wants to turn Medicaid over to his corporate insurance friends and impose illegal restrictions on who can be covered.
Every day Corbett delays the expansion of Medicaid in Pennsylvania 4 more people will die.
Expanded Medicaid coverage will not only prevent deaths, it will increase employment in Pennsylvania. A Families USA study showed that expanded coverage will result in over 40,000 new jobs in PA.
It’s time for Tom Corbett to stop playing politics with our lives.