Navigation Links
State Health Secretary Visits City of Chester for 'Cover the Uninsured' Week
Date:5/1/2008

In Delaware County, nearly 24,000 adults under the age of 64 are uninsured

CHESTER, Pa., May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If the Senate approves Pennsylvania Access to Basic Care, Health Secretary Dr. Calvin B. Johnson today said tens of thousands of uninsured Pennsylvania citizens would have greatly needed access to affordable health insurance.

"'Cover the Uninsured Week' is the perfect time to talk about reforming health care in Pennsylvania," said Dr. Johnson, who attended a public meeting at Chester City Hall as part of "Cover the Uninsured Week," which runs through May 3. "Nearly 767,000 adult Pennsylvanians lack health insurance coverage, and that means they are not receiving basic medical care.

"Pennsylvania Access to Basic Care is a crucial first step to improve access, quality, and affordability of health care for all of our citizens."

During "Cover the Uninsured Week," Governor Edward G. Rendell and members of his cabinet and staff are visiting communities across the state to talk with groups -- ranging from business and community leaders to health care advocates -- to involve the public in the discussion and to encourage the Senate to pass this critical legislation.

According to a study by the Insurance Department, the majority of uninsured adults in Pennsylvania are employed and most of the uninsured workers hold full-time jobs.

In Delaware County, there are 23,815 uninsured adults, which is 8 percent of the county's adult population. Each year, government, businesses, and consumers pay an estimated $1.4 billion to help cover the costs of treating Pennsylvanians who are uninsured and underinsured.

In January 2007, Governor Rendell rolled out his Prescription for Pennsylvania, a comprehensive health care reform initiative that included Cover All Pennsylvanians, or CAP. CAP would have offered access to affordable health insurance through the private insurance market to the uninsured. <
'/>"/>

SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Health
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Canary Foundation and the National Cancer Institute Launch New Prostate Cancer Study
2. Study raises questions about prostate cancer therapies targeting IGF-1
3. American Lung Association Issues State of the Air Report: First City Outside California (Pittsburgh) Tops One of the Most-Polluted Lists
4. Blue Cross and Blue Shield Companies to Get Workers Out of The Office and on Their Feet in All 50 States
5. BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and WellPoint Affiliate Receive State Approval for Ten South Carolina Counties
6. Statement by UHW President Sal Rosselli on SEIU Threat to Sue UHW Leaders
7. More Cowbell! To end ALS, Riders of the Tri-State Trek Cycle 270 Miles - Making Noise and Raising Money!
8. Pelosi Statement on Cover the Uninsured Week
9. SXC Health Solutions reports on the status of its bid for a PBM contract with a State Medicaid program
10. EDR Poll Finds Environmental Professionals, Property Buyers and Lenders Eager to Apply New Vapor Intrusion Standard During Real Estate Transactions to Protect Health and Investments
11. Medarex and Bristol-Myers Squibb Joint Statement on Submission Status of Ipilimumab
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/14/2014)... treat children with uncomplicated acute appendicitis is a reasonable ... fewer missed school days, according to a pilot study. ... Hospital and published online April 12 in the ... the first prospective study on nonoperative management of acute ... , Researchers enrolled 77 patients age 7 to 17 ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... 2014, Perth, Australia. Drug discovery company Proteomics International ... of a companion diagnostic (CDx) test with the ... The research team authenticated the panel of biomarkers ... samples. Seven biomarkers were validated at high stringency ... The mass spectrometry data was then cross-validated using ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... 2014) When it comes to the cost and ... Patients get the best care when they are treated ... extensive experience in their current job, according to a ... and Columbia Business School. The study was published in ... Applied Economics . , The review of more ...
(Date:4/13/2014)... STANFORD, Calif. A low-cost empowerment program for ... and sexual harassment of these girls, who live ... and are frequently attacked, a large new study ... Stanford University School of Medicine, Lucile Packard Children,s ... No Worldwide, validated the program,s effectiveness in combating ...
(Date:4/11/2014)... the processes that control brain cell production could pave ... brain-related disorders. , Scientists have gained new understanding of ... how and when nerve and brain cells are formed ... and keeps it healthy. Their findings could help explain ... which is a fundamental characteristic of many diseases including ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Antibiotics alone are a successful treatment for uncomplicated acute appendicitis in kids 2Health News:Antibiotics alone are a successful treatment for uncomplicated acute appendicitis in kids 3Health News:Longer nurse tenure on hospital units leads to higher quality care 2Health News:Empowerment program greatly decreases incidence of rape, Stanford/Packard-led study finds 2Health News:Empowerment program greatly decreases incidence of rape, Stanford/Packard-led study finds 3Health News:Empowerment program greatly decreases incidence of rape, Stanford/Packard-led study finds 4
... WASHINGTON and NEWARK, N.J., March 4 ,Cathedral Healthcare ... States $5.3,million, plus interest, to settle allegations that ... announced today., The settlement resolves allegations that ... Medicare patients in order,to obtain enhanced reimbursement from ...
... Secretary Mike,Leavitt and the Secretary of Health of ... a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today,strengthening cross-border cooperation ... plan to work together on common health,problems. The ... in public,health; the document signed today updates a ...
... risk in post-menopausal women after they stopped taking combined ... that will be reported in the March 5 edition ... said Rowan T. Chlebowski, M.D., Ph.D., a Los Angeles ... to the study. , This latest study reinforces the ...
... DARA BioSciences(TM),(Nasdaq: DARA ) announced today the ... of Directors. Dr. Drutz was appointed to fill ... Compensation Committee as well as Corporate,Governance and Nominating ... Richard Franco, Sr., DARA,s Board Chairman, commented, "It ...
... (Nasdaq: ISTA ), today announced it will release ... the U.S. markets close. ISTA will,host a conference call, ... a commercial and pipeline update at 5:00 p.m. Eastern,Time ... call, U.S. and Canadian participants may,dial 866-831-6270; international participants ...
... to continued need for mammograms , , TUESDAY, March 4 (HealthDay ... a woman stops taking combination hormone replacement therapy, a new ... 5 issue of the Journal of the American Medical ... Health Initiative (WHI). That trial was halted abruptly in 2002, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Cathedral Healthcare System to Pay U.S. $5.3 Million to Resolve Allegations Involving Inflated Charges to Obtain Higher Medicare Reimbursement 2Health News:United States and Mexico Renew Agreement on Cooperation in Health 2Health News:LA BioMed researcher says 'unexpected' increase in cancer risk found 2Health News:DARA BioSciences, Inc. Announces Appointment of Dr. David J. Drutz to Board 2Health News:Raised Breast Cancer Risk Persists After Combo HRT Stopped 2Health News:Raised Breast Cancer Risk Persists After Combo HRT Stopped 3
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014  Research and Markets ... the "Dental Consumables Market - Global Industry ... - 2018" report to their offering. ... ) Dental consumables are products which are ... impairments, for tooth restoration and in treatment of ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014  Novation, the leading ... company, awarded several new IT value-added reseller (VAR) ... hospital organizations with IT goods and services at ... agreements, as well as value-added services such as ... New Novation agreements were awarded to ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... DUBLIN , January 15, 2014 ... that it has waived the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) ... the outstanding shares of ViroPharma Incorporated (NASDAQ: VPHM).   ... no longer conditional on OFT approval, and Shire expects to ... currently scheduled expiration time, subject to the satisfaction of all ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Dental Consumables Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2013 - 2018 2Dental Consumables Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2013 - 2018 3New Novation Information Technology VAR Contracts Offer Significant Savings to Hospitals 2Shire Waives OFT Condition Relating to the Acquisition of ViroPharma Inc. 2Shire Waives OFT Condition Relating to the Acquisition of ViroPharma Inc. 3
... Reaffirms Primacy and Safety of ,First Generation, Antisense, ... (Nasdaq: GNTA ) announced the presentation of ... lead anticancer,compound, can be safely administered in high ... data were presented by Dr. Anthony Tolcher, Director,of ...
... - Studies Show Improvement in Hemodynamics and Delay ... Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc.,today announced positive results from ... and effective as a combination therapy,for the treatment ... suggest that Tracleer, when given in combination with ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Genasense(R) Can be Administered by Brief High-Dose IV Infusion 2Genasense(R) Can be Administered by Brief High-Dose IV Infusion 3Genasense(R) Can be Administered by Brief High-Dose IV Infusion 4Tracleer(R) Shows Clinical Benefit as Combination Therapy with Sildenafil for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension 2Tracleer(R) Shows Clinical Benefit as Combination Therapy with Sildenafil for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension 3
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: