Petition Gov. Corbett to Stop Assault on Healthcare
Posted by randyshannon on April 19, 2011
Tell Corbett: Don’t give away my health to business!
Governor Corbett allowed the adultBasic health insurance program 41,000 Pennsylvanians relied on to die, claiming that the state was just ‘too broke.’ He ignored the record-breaking profits of the non-profit Blue Cross/Blue Shield companies that had been required to contribute due to their tax-exempt status. Highmark, for example, announced they’ll be shelling out bonuses thanks to the record-breaking year.
And it probably doesn’t hurt that these companies are acquiring even more clients now that adultBasic ended. The Governor’s ‘solution’ was to give the Blues a lot of business by having those who had been on adultBasic enroll in a Blues plan known as Special Care. Special Care costs about 300% more than adultBasic and only covers 4 doctor visits a year! This was only a ‘solution’ for the Big Blues, not real Pennsylvanians. If it were, then we wouldn’t be looking at only 21% of people who had been on adultBasic actually enrolling in Special Care.
Even more shocking: Corbett now wants to take over 220 million dollars from the Tobacco Settlement fund-a fund that had been going to adult health programs, like adultBasic- and put it towards a program called Liberty Loans. He is taking money away from adult health in Pennsylvania and giving it to businesses.
We know where Corbett’s interests lie. Join us and stand up to these tactics.
Protect Pennsylvania’s Health! Sign the petition.