Pennsylvania House debates Democratic health plan for uninsured adults
Philadelphia Inquirer, March 13, 2008
Pennsylvania House Democrats have introduced a plan to roll out state-subsidized health insurance for about 270,000 uninsured Pennsylvania adults over a five-year period. Backers of the plan promoted it as the next logical step after recent state laws that cover children and pay prescription costs for the elderly. Residents ages 19 to 64 who meet income guidelines and who have gone six months without insurance would qualify for what would be known as the Pennsylvania Access to Basic Care program.
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