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Auditor General Jack Wagner to Hold Press Conference to Issue Special Report on Tobacco Settlement Fund Hearings

Thursday, June 2, 2011 General News J E 4
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WHAT: Auditor General Jack Wagner will release a special report on the results of public hearings he sponsored on state spending of tobacco settlement funds intended to pay for adultBasic health insurance and other health-related programs like tobacco cessation and cancer research.

WHEN: 11 a.m., Thursday, June 2.

WHERE: Finance Building, Rm. 223, Harrisburg, PA 17120.

WHY: The Tobacco Settlement Act of 2001 specifically earmarked funds for adultBasic health insurance for low-income working Pennsylvanians and for other health-related programs. The General Assembly quietly diverted $1.34 billion in tobacco money, resulting in the cancellation of adultBasic health care coverage for 41,000 Pennsylvanians without public input.

Contact:  Steve Halvonik 717 787-1381

/PRNewswire-USNewswire -- June 1, 2011/

SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General

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