WHAT: "Don't Let the Clock Run Out on AdultBasic" Candlelight Vigil
WHEN: Wednesday, December 8th at 5:30 PM
WHERE: New Hope United Methodist Church - 114 West North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Contact Erin Gill, Western PA PHAN Organizer for questions or directions: 412-512-9225 or firstname.lastname@example.org
More people are out of work, working part-time or working in jobs that don't come with health insurance. Still more have been denied insurance due to pre-existing conditions. Now, those lucky enough to be covered through adultBasic are at risk of being kicked off their insurance early next year.
We cannot let this happen!
The folks on adultBasic are trying to do the right thing: they are working hard and buying coverage through adultBasic instead of turning to the ER and driving up our costs. All of these folks, their families, their employers or businesses, and their communities will be hurt if the clock runs out on adultBasic.
We fought hard all summer to keep adultBasic funded, and the Blues announced in July that they would continue their contributions through June 30th. Now, they're looking to go back on their word.
It's time to send a message to the Blues and our elected leaders that we won't stand by while time runs out on adultBasic.
If no additional funding is identified, 43,000 working Pennsylvanians will lose their health insurance in February and the 464,000 on the waiting list will have no hope of getting the care they need.
Join us to stand up for the hardworking Pennsylvanians who rely on adultBasic.