Pennsylvania's health plan for uninsured adults with pre-existing medical conditions, PA Fair Care, is now taking applications.
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 a month.
To be eligible for PA Fair Care, applicants must:
Ÿ Be a U.S. citizen or lawful resident
Ÿ Be a Pennsylvania resident
Ÿ Have a pre-existing health condition
Ÿ Be uninsured for the previous six months
The program has initial funding to serve about 3,500 people. Eligible applicants will be enrolled on a first-come basis.
To apply, applications can be completed online at www.PAFairCare.com. Those without Internet access may apply with assistance from the toll-free helpline, 1-888-767-7015 (TTY 1-888-767-7018) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.