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Governor Rendell Says 'Cover the Uninsured Week' is Perfect Time for Action on Program to Provide Access to Health Care for Uninsured
Date:4/25/2008

aid that while PA ABC does not cover as many people as CAP would have covered, it is an important step in the right direction and offers many improvements to his proposal. In addition to providing access to health care to the uninsured and low-wage small businesses without insurance, PA ABC provides grants to low-wage small businesses that already offer their employees health insurance and need help coping with the escalating costs.

"'Cover the Uninsured Week' is the perfect time to call attention to the struggle hardworking individuals and small businesses face without access to the affordable health care they want and need," the Governor said. "With action by the Senate, Pennsylvania can be a national leader in health care and make history."

During "Cover the Uninsured Week," the Governor and members of his cabinet and staff will be traveling across the state to talk with individuals, business leaders, health care providers and citizens about the need to ensure that every Pennsylvanian has access to quality affordable health care.

In addition to encouraging support for expanding access to health insurance to uninsured adults, Governor Rendell reminds Pennsylvanians that health insurance is available to every uninsured child and teenager through "Cover All Kids" and Pennsylvania's Children's Health Insurance Program, or CHIP.

CHIP offers affordable, comprehensive health coverage to any uninsured child and teen not eligible for or enrolled in Medical Assistance. It offers coverage for services including doctor visits, prescription drugs, dental and eye care, as well as, immunizations, hospitalization and emergency care.

CHIP premiums are affordable because they are based on household income. There is no cost for families who qualify for free CHIP.

More information on CHIP can be found by calling 1-800-986-KIDS or by visiting http://www.chipcoverspakids.com'/>"/>

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