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UPDATE: Governor Rendell to Fight to 'Cover All Pennsylvanians' During Statewide Bus Tour
Date:10/5/2007

Five-Day, Nine-Stop 'Tour to Insure' will Highlight Need to Reduce Costs, Expand Coverage

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell will continue his campaign to reduce the costs of health care and expand access to health insurance coverage with the passage of the remainder of his "Prescription for Pennsylvania" reform plan on Tuesday, Oct. 9, with a statewide bus tour. The five-day, nine-stop "Tour to Insure" will include news conferences and town hall meetings.

"It is critical that we continue to fight for lower cost, higher quality health care," said Governor Rendell. "The General Assembly passed important parts of my Prescription for Pennsylvania reform plan this spring, but we can not stop until insurance reforms and the Cover All Pennsylvanians initiative are passed."

Cover All Pennsylvanians -- or CAP -- is the Governor's proposal to make quality health care accessible to small businesses and individuals without insurance.

At each stop, Pennsylvanians will be encouraged to share their personal stories about how being uninsured or underinsured has impacted their lives.

On Oct. 2, Governor Rendell and more than 500 advocates from across Pennsylvania gathered in the Capitol Rotunda to kick off the campaign to Cover All Pennsylvanians. That day, CAP was introduced in the state House by Rep. Mike Sturla (HB 1870) with a similar bill introduced in the Senate by Sen. Jay Costa.

For more information on Governor Rendell's Prescription for Pennsylvania reform plan, visit 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 his Web site at: http://www.governor.state.pa.us.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The schedule for the Tour to Insure is as follows:

Tuesday, Oct. 9

Noon - News conference

Punxsutawney Community Center

Reception Hall

220 N. Jefferson St., Punxsutawney

6 p.m. - Town Hall Meeting

Hill House Association

Kauffman Auditorium

1835 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh

Wednesday, Oct. 10

Noon - News conference

Conewango Club

201 Market St., Warren

6 p.m. - Town Hall Meeting

Erie City Hall

626 State St., Erie

Thursday, Oct. 11

Noon - News conference

Schlow Library

211 S. Allen St., State College

6 p.m. - Town Hall Meeting

Johnstown High School

222 Central Ave., Johnstown

Friday, Oct. 12

Noon - News conference

Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce

222 Mulberry St., Scranton

5 p.m. - Town Hall Meeting

Dr. David Kistler Elementary School

301 Old River Rd., Wilkes-Barre

Saturday, Oct. 13

1 p.m. - News conference

Lehigh County Government Center

Public Hearing Room

17 S. 7th St., Allentown

CONTACT:

Chuck Ardo

717-783-1116

Amy Kelchner (GOHCR)

717-346-8379


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SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of the Governor
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