Governors continue to make pilgrimages to HHS as states keep trying to craft custom versions of the healthcare reform law's Medicaid expansion and avoid leaving new federal funding on the table.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett planned to meet with HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Tuesday evening to explore his state's options, according to spokeswoman for the governor.
Corbett, a Republican, told the Pennsylvania Legislature in February that he opposed raising Medicaid eligibility but has since signaled he might support growing the program using a tailored approach.
A March 28 RAND Corp. study concluded that expanding Medicaid in Pennsylvania under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act would provide Pennsylvania another $2 billion a year and extend coverage to 340,000 more residents.