PA Lawmakers Need to Hear that Extending Health Care Is the Right Choice

Cover the CommonwealthOur state lawmakers in Harrisburg have a choice:

Accept $43 billion in federal funds allocated to help 700,000 Pennsylvanians get health care coverage and to strengthen our state’s health care system.

OR

Leave hundreds of thousands of working people with no options for health coverage and our hospitals and clinics without critical resources.

The Cover the Commonwealth Campaign is urging Pennsylvanians today to call their state lawmakers and urge them to take the billions in federal funds and expand Medicaid health coverage in Pennsylvania.

Policymakers must make a decision in the next two months whether to accept federal funding for health care coverage for working people, parents and veterans. The campaign wants to make sure they hear from Pennsylvanians who believe this is the right path to take.

In the meantime, Americans for Prosperity and other Washington lobbyists are working hard in Pennsylvania to block this plan. Which is why it is so important that lawmakers hear from their constituents. We don't want Grover and Company tampering with our health care system.

As we have blogged here and here and here, Pennsylvania should take this unprecedented opportunity to use federal funds to drastically reduce our uninsured rate. It will save lives and taxpayer money — and create jobs.

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