Medicaid Enrollment Climbs to More Than 3.6 Million in Pennsylvania
As of October 2022, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) reports that Medicaid Enrollment has soared to 3,603,622 eligible recipients with 2,165,516 adults and 1,438,106 children for an average of 0.4% increase over September 2022. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families — a program dedicated to helping low-income families and providing money to help pregnant women, dependent children, and other relatives who live with and care for them – has increased to 83,157. The Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), which assists Pennsylvanians with buying goods, has increased enrollment to 1,911,684 individuals. Due to the Public Health Emergency, DHS was approved for a SNAP Waiver from the Food and Nutrition Service to issue one-time issuances to all households that were receiving benefits in the months of March 2020 through December 2022 to bring individuals’ SNAP benefit amounts to the maximum available for their household size.
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