Today, Governor Corbett officially released his Corbettcare proposal, an alternative to Medicaid expansion. Below is Tom Wolf's statement on the plan.
"We need to stop Corbettcare and expand Medicaid; there have already been too many delays. These delays mean that five hundred thousand people who should be covered on January 1 will be denied health insurance because of Tom Corbett.
"The simple act of expanding Medicaid lowers costs for consumers and the state by providing hard-working Pennsylvanians access to comprehensive health insurance. Instead of just expanding Medicaid, Tom Corbett created a program that puts unreasonable restrictions on Pennsylvanians, makes it more difficult for them to get health insurance, and gives money to private insurance companies."
Food should never have to be a question, but just before Thanksgiving, more than $5 billion in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program went into effect, hurting more than 47.7 million Americans who are already struggling to put food on the family dinner table.
In Pennsylvania alone, these cuts to food stamps affect more than 1.8 million of our neighbors and friends. For a family of four, these cuts mean 20 fewer meals per month -- and as a result, charitable food banks are struggling to meet a sudden surge of demand.
So instead of doing what is expected of a campaign and spending upwards of $15,000 in New York City, we have decided to contribute our time and money to Pennsylvania food banks so that others who are not quite as fortunate as many of us may enjoy a brighter holiday.
My company's success is built around products manufactured by American workers that are sold by small businesses located here in the United States.
We choose to sell our products exclusively through local, independent dealers because we've found small business owners are able to give customers both superior service and a much better deal than their big-box competitors.
So as a business owner who depends on the success of independent businesses across the United States, I'm grateful for entrepreneurs and their tireless work ethic that has always been at the heart of American competitiveness.