Weather or not, big crowd anticipated for Philly hearing on Corbett Medicaid plan

Photo: Matt Rourke/AP

Photo: Matt Rourke/AP

By Elana Gordon (Newsworks) – Pennsylvania’s third hearing about Gov. Tom Corbett’s Medicaid proposal is on for Friday despite inclement weather reports, according to Department of Public Welfare Secretary Bev Mackereth.

And if pre-registration is any indicator, the Constitution Center space where it’s slated to take place is likely to be packed. State officials created an extra three-hour afternoon session to accommodate the interest.

The morning session is closed to new registrants. More than 80 people have signed up to testify across the two sessions, with time capped at three minutes per person.

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