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Governor Rendell Offers Coverage to 29,000 on AdultBasic Waiting List; Unveils New Policy to Improve Quality of Care for the Low-Income and Pennsylvanians With Disabilities
Date:1/22/2008

ch month. The application rate is growing at a rate higher than anytime in the program's history. We must do more than offer a band-aid solution to stem the increasing flow of the needs of the uninsured. CAP would do that."

The Governor also said that if the General Assembly had passed CAP last March when HB700 (the Rx for PA legislation) was introduced, the federal matching monies that the state would have received would have covered an additional 56,324 people per month on average. That means that without any other proposed funding sources, 104,218 people would have been receiving some coverage.

"We could have pretty much wiped out the waiting list," the Governor said. "That wouldn't have solved our entire problem, because there are hundreds of thousands of people who haven't applied for adultBasic because of the huge waiting list. And the adultBasic enrollees don't have prescription drug coverage, which CAP does. But it would have allowed us to start to make a dent."

People who are on the waiting list for adultBasic have the option to pay about $298 a month for this coverage. If they had to buy private health insurance, they would pay considerably more.

There are currently 50,117 Pennsylvanians enrolled in the program. With today's action, there have been 15 wait-list offerings to nearly 260,000 individuals since the Governor took office. This latest offering will likely reduce the adultBasic waiting list from 100,000 people to roughly 70,000.

Governor Rendell again urged the General Assembly to make expanded access to health care a priority in the coming weeks and months.

"It is my hope that we can sit down and work out an achievable plan for health care, certainly before the summer recess. We hope, eventually, to add all 800,000 uninsured Pennsylvanians to CAP. If we can pass CAP in May or June, we can start enrolling Pennsylvanians in the fall. AdultBasic is a good, temporary stopgap...for those families, b
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