Friends and followers, Healthy Me PA is always tracking health care policy issues that affect you and your community. We’re sorry to report we need you to contact your state legislator right away.
Support for health care is in jeopardy. Harrisburg is threatening to take critical health care funds to cover the state’s debt payments rather than the commitments made for Pennsylvania health.
That money always has supported health care, including services for vulnerable people, those who are uninsured or underinsured. All kinds of health care providers and organizations––those in cities, suburbs, and rural communities––and their patients, will be hurt. That money also is used for important research about cancer treatment and other diseases and treatments. And it goes to continue to help people fight tobacco addiction, which can lead to serious health problems.
The tobacco settlement money, paid by tobacco companies to 48 states every year, is used in Pennsylvania for health care, not for debt payments. Please contact your legislator and tell him or her that you say,
“All tobacco settlement money should go to health care!”
Supported by the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania