Stack bill to sustain adultBasic sent to committee

    On the same day that 41,000 Pennsylvanians lost their adultBasic health benefits, state Sen. Mike Stack’s legislation that would sustain Pennsylvania’s low-cost health plan has moved into the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee.

    In a press release, the senator said in part: “This fight is not over. I will not give up on adultBasic,” said Stack, who is the Democratic chairman of the Banking and Insurance Committee. “We cannot and should not turn our back on 41,000 hard-working vulnerable Pennsylvanians, but I’m going to keep moving forward because these men and women are counting on the General Assembly to find a solution.”

    Stack’s Northeast Philadelphia district has the second-highest number of Pennsylvanians on adultBasic.

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