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(The state capitol in Harrisburg.  File photo)

Judge Orders Pa. To Restore Health Insurance Funding For Low-Income Residents

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.



Pa. Tobacco Settlement Funds Secretly Diverted To General Fund

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.