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Governor Corbett’s Budget Proposals Not Expected To Bring Smiles

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The outcry that has accompanied Monday’s end of Pennsylvania’s low-cost health insurance program may pale in comparison to the firestorm that is likely to erupt when Governor Corbett unveils his budget proposals next month.

Some 40,000+ low-income Pennsylvanians will be affected when the nine year old AdultBasic program ends.

While enrollees will be able to sign up for “Special Care” coverage from the Blues insurers, it will cost several times more than the state program. The end of AdultBasic has become a cause célèbre among Democrats and social activists, who have been holding almost weekly press conferences and demonstrations.

But Franklin and Marshall College pollster and political analyst Terry Madonna says it’s just a skirmish compared to what may come, “The reaction to AdultBasic is a forerunner, if you will – a precursor – of what I think will be much larger concerns and demonstrations and cries.”

Madonna says without raising taxes, he sees no way Governor Corbett can close a multi-billion dollar budget gap without major program cuts.

Reported By Tony Romeo, KYW Newsradio.

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  1. WHAT A SHOCK HIGHER TAXES !! says:

    LETS TAX THE RICH, UNTIL THERE ARE NO RICH ANYMORE.!!!!!!

    HH OF OXFORD CIRCLE, SAYS BRING BACK THE 50’S

  2. Diana Whitehead says:

    Governor cut where you have to cut. Tight belts that need tightened and the ones who get hand outs that have gotten for years should be cut off. Welfare and other freebe’s should be given to seniors in need. Younger people take jobs and move your way up in the world. Nothing should be handed out but to the seniors.

    1. David Baker, Psy.D. says:

      Really?? What about the children, Ms. Whitehead?

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