NU Online News Service, Aug. 6, 12:18 p.m. – Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner M. Diane Koken today announced the kickoff of the biding process for contractors interested in providing health care for uninsured adults.
The program is part of a plan by Gov. Tom Ridge to use funds from the tobacco-settlement agreement to expand access to health care.
Access proposals are due Sept. 14. The Pennsylvania department will announce its selections in early October, Ridge says.