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Pennsylvania issues warning over Medicaid file problems

Published On: Jan 02 2014 02:07:39 PM EST


Gov. Tom Corbett's office is issuing a note of caution to thousands of people who applied for health insurance through the federally run website and were found to be eligible or potentially eligible for Medicaid.

Corbett's office said the federal government has had trouble transferring the electronic files of more than 25,000 applications to the state's Medicaid agency, and the applicants may find out they're not enrolled.

It said people who applied through and were found eligible or potentially eligible for Medicaid can expect to receive a call from the federal Health Insurance Marketplace Call Center.

It said they will be advised to re-apply directly by calling the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare. It said coverage will be retroactive to Jan. 1.