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  • Almost 40,000 out of 209,000 eligible Philadelphians didn’t apply for the Earned Income Tax Credit on their federal income tax returns last year. And with each credit averaging about $2,400 for eligible filers, Philadelphia Department of Revenue Commissioner Frank Breslin is making sure the city is doing what it can to educate residents about the EITC and make it easier for them to apply for the credit on their federal tax return.
  • The polls are open for Election Day. Polling places in Pennsylvania opened at 7 a.m., while New Jersey's have been open since 6 a.m. Voters in both states can cast their ballots until 8 p.m.
  • About 44,000 Pennsylvania residents have enrolled in health insurance on the Affordable Care Act health insurance exchange since the regular open season ended in February. The figure, covering Feb. 23 to June 30, involves people who were allowed to enroll outside the standard enrollment period for reasons including job loss or divorce, or change in family status such as marriage or birth of a child. Nationally, about 950,000 people signed up during that period.
  • Property taxes long have been the bane of Pennsylvania homeowners, especially seniors. The Legislature, for a generation or more, has wrestled with the issue and again is facing a budget battle in which Gov. Wolf is calling for tax swaps to reduce property taxes. So it seems like a good time to compare our state's burden with other states.
  • The switch from former Gov. Tom Corbett’s “Healthy Pennsylvania” program to the traditional Medicaid expansion endorsed by Gov. Tom Wolf is expected to be completed by the end of September, said Ted Dallas, acting secretary of the state Department of Human Services. But the transition is a “couple-of-phase process” that will blend the three parts of the former governor’s program into the single Medicaid expansion plan adopted in more than 20 other states, Dallas said. The first phase is expected to be finished by April 30. “There are IT changes needed to do that and all the other changes we need to get done,” he said in an interview. The state will continue to provide individuals with health-care coverage and no coverage would be interrupted by the decision, he said.
  • Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf moved Monday to dismantle his Republican predecessor's 40-day-old, hand-crafted subsidized health insurance program in favor of traditional Medicaid for poor adults. Wolf, sworn into office Jan. 20, announced he had sent a letter to the federal government asking permission to end part of the Healthy PA program, which Gov. Tom Corbett had devised as a three-pronged alternative to President Barack Obama's main health care law, the Affordable Care Act.
  • The state of Pennsylvania has launched an expansion of the Medicaid health insurance program, its governor Tom Wolf said in a statement on Monday. "Today is the first step toward simplifying a complicated process and ensuring hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians have greater access to the health insurance they need," Wolf said.

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