Crowd gathers in “sudden death” for adultBasic

100 consumers and advocates gathered in Market Square as time runs out for the adultBasic program. Weather did not deter a good crowd and multiple media hits:

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“About 70 people gathered in Market Square this afternoon to rally against the end of adultBasic health insurance and ask the governor to reconsider his decision to end the program…”


“The state supported low-income health insurance known as “adult Basic” expires at midnight tonight and rallies across the state today called on the governor to restore spending…”

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“A state-run health insurance program that insures thousands of people in this region comes to an end at midnight. And it could be the first of many state budget cuts pushed by Governor Corbett over the next few months to balance the state’s budget…”

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“Monday is scheduled to be the last day of coverage for more than 40,000 Pennsylvania adults through a state-subsidized health insurance program called adultBasic that is a casualty of the state government’s dire financial situation…”

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Pittsburgh Business Times

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