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Governor Rendell Writes to Physicians to Explain MCare Fund Assessment Deadline
Date:3/28/2008

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today released the text of his March 27 letter to physicians, which explains the March 31 deadline for MCare fund assessment payments:

Dear Health Care Provider:

In December, I wrote informing you that the state was in a unique position to extend MCare abatements for the next 10 years while providing access to affordable health care for hundreds of thousands of uninsured Pennsylvanians.

As you know, legislative authorization for the MCare abatement expired at the end of last year. To give the General Assembly time to enact legislation to renew and extend the MCare abatement and also to expand affordable health care coverage for the uninsured, I directed the Insurance Department to extend the deadline for this year's MCare assessment payments until March 31.

I am pleased to report that on March 17 a bipartisan coalition in the State House of Representatives approved a landmark piece of the legislation -- the Pennsylvania Access to Basic Care (PA ABC) bill. PA ABC improves on my original health care plan. It provides affordable health care coverage to hundreds of thousands of currently uninsured Pennsylvanians, provides higher reimbursement rates for health care providers, extends the MCare abatement for the next decade, increases MCare abatements for all physicians to 100% over the next 10 years, and then completely pays off MCare's $1.8 billion unfunded liability without any further contributions from health care providers.

Members of the State House who voted in favor of this package deserve enormous credit for crafting and approving this important piece of health care legislation. I remain hopeful that the Senate will act quickly to review and approve this health care package that is a real win for doctors, other health care providers and for those seeking health care coverage.

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