A Commonwealth Court judge declared unconstitutional two state laws passed in 2010 and 2011 that siphoned tobacco settlement money from the “AdultBasic” health insurance program.
Pennsylvania’s auditor general says more than a billion dollars in tobacco settlement funds intended for health-related programs have been quietly raided to balance the state budget in recent years.
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.
A Pennsylvania health insurance plan for middle income families is about to run out of money. There’s growing worry for tens of thousands of people. 3 On Your Side Medical Reporter explains.