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August 5, 2010

[Pennsylvania health insurance] It's Finally Here!! PA's Health Insurance Plan for Adult's with Pre-Existing Conditions!!

PA Health Access Network: "We are pleased to announce a new program offered by the Insurance Department called PA Fair Care – Pennsylvania’s health plan for uninsured adults with pre-existing conditions.

PA Fair Care will be administered statewide through a contract with Highmark Blue Shield. Benefits will include preventive care, physician services, diagnostic testing, hospitalization, mental health services and prescriptions. The cost to enrollees is a subsidized premium of $283.20 monthly.

To be eligible for PA Fair Care, applicants must:

o Be a U.S. citizen or lawful resident

o Be a Pennsylvania resident

o Have a pre-existing health condition

o Be uninsured for the previous six months

PA Fair Care will begin taking applications on Wed., Aug. 4, after 8:30 a.m. To apply, applications can be completed online at, or those without internet access may apply with assistance from the toll free helpline – 1-888-767-7015 (TTY 1-888-767-7018) Monday thru Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m."