Help available for uninsured adults

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:
• Be a U.S. citizen or lawful resident
• Be a Pennsylvania resident
• Have a pre-existing health condition
• 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.

Applications can be completed online at Those without Internet access may apply with assistance from the toll-free helpline at 1-888-767-7015 (TTY 1-888-767-7018) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

As always, please contact me if I can be of assistance with any state-related issue.