PA subsidized health insurance for poor to end
Pennsylvania's subsidized health insurance for low-income working people will likely end next month, officials on Gov.-elect Tom Corbett's transition team said, leaving more than 40,000 people with less palatable options and dashing the hopes of more than 400,000 on the waiting list. Staff for the incoming and outgoing governors traded accusations about who was responsible for the program's demise, but both agreed that the money -- a combination of tobacco-settlement revenues and donations from the state's four Blue Cross plans -- would run out around Feb. 28 for the fiscal year that ends June 30, and that no good alternative was in place.
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