Rendell pushes for healthcare reforms
Gov. Ed Rendell on Tuesday threatened to withhold state aid to help doctors and other health care providers pay for their medical malpractice insurance unless lawmakers also act on his proposal to expand state health insurance for adults.
Rendell called on lawmakers to set aside at least part of a projected $500 million surplus in the state's medical malpractice fund, known as MCare, as part of legislation to extend the insurance subsidies for 2008. The aid has been approved on a yearly basis for five years.
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