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Governor Rendell Says PA ABC Will Help Low-Wage Small Businesses Pay for Employee Health Coverage
Date:5/29/2008

f care; and help bring health care costs under control for employers and workers.

All uninsured adults in Pennsylvania -- no matter what their employment status or income level -- will be able to purchase affordable health insurance through this program at the same premium rate the commonwealth pays. In addition, an individual from a family of four that earns up to $42,400 a year will receive help from the state in paying part of his or her PA ABC premium.

"It isn't only the uninsured consumer who pays a price," the Governor said. "About 6.5 percent of insurance premiums paid by businesses and individuals cover just the cost of health care for the uninsured. As a result, every Pennsylvanian pays the cost of having an inadequate health care system."

For more information on the Governor's Prescription for Pennsylvania, go to http://www.rxforpa.com.

The Rendell administration is committed to creating a first-rate public education system, protecting our most vulnerable citizens and continuing economic investment to support our communities and businesses. To find out more about Governor Rendell's initiatives and to sign up for his weekly newsletter, visit: http://www.governor.state.pa.us.

County Adult Basic Total Number Uninsured % Uninsured Per Capita

Waiting List of Adults Adults Adults Uninsured

(19-64) (19-64) Ranking

Erie 2,243 143,340 10,340 7.2% 57

CONTACT:

Elisabeth Myers, GOHCR

717-346-8379


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