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Governor pushing prescription for Pennsylvania

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Gov. Ed Rendell has been traveling the state selling his plan to make health care available and affordable for all Pennsylvanians. The plan—introduced in the House of Representatives as House Bill 700—proposes a program called Cover All Pennsylvanians (CAP). It would provide affordable private insurance to small businesses and uninsured individuals.

Businesses would be eligible for CAP if:

  • They have not offered health insurance to employees in the past six months.
  • They have fewer than 50 employees.
  • Their employees earn less than the state average annual wage (approximately $39,000).

Individuals could also buy subsidized insurance through CAP. The plan's funding, estimated at $302 million, would come from existing taxes, a “Fair Share” tax on employers that do not offer health insurance to their employees and cost-sharing by plan participants.

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