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Pennsylvania Agriculture Official Says Passage of PA ABC Crucial to Rural Communities
Date:5/1/2008

f, on average, these employees earn less than 300 percent of the federal poverty level, or $31,200 per year.

All uninsured adults in Pennsylvania - no matter their employment status or income level - would 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 who earns up to $42,400 a year would receive help from the state in paying part of his or her ABC premium.

Cook said that not only the uninsured are affected by lack of access to health care, because approximately 6.5 percent of insurance premiums paid by businesses and individuals is used to cover the cost of health care for the uninsured.

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

CONTACT: Chris L. Ryder

(717) 787-5085


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