AdultBasic Comes to an End

More than 41,000 Pennsylvanians have lost their adultBasic health insurance coverage with the expiration of the program on March 1. Read a statement from the Pennsylvania Health Access Network about the ending of the program.

AdultBasic, created in 2002 under former Governor Tom Ridge, provided affordable basic health care to Pennsylvanians between ages 19 and 65 earning up to 200% of the federal poverty level.

The program faced a funding crisis after the expiration of the Community Health Reinvestment Agreement in December 2010. Under that agreement, the state's four Blue Cross/Blue Shield plans provided critical funding to adultBasic since 2005.

Governor Tom Corbett opted to allow adultBasic to end rather than address the funding crisis, and to offer those who lost their coverage the option of enrolling in a more expensive benefit plan with severe limits on coverage.

Below is a map showing adultBasic enrollment by county as of January 2011. Click on the image to access a PDF version. View a table listing adultBasic enrollment and waiting list by county.

To learn more about adultBasic and the funding crisis that brought it to an end, read PBPC's July 2010 research report on the issue.

AdultBasic Enrollment, January 2011

In January, 493,787 Pennsylvanians were on the waiting list for adultBasic. Below is a map showing enrollment by county. Click on the image to access a PDF version. Click here to view a table listing adultBasic enrollment and waiting list by county.

AdultBasic Waiting List, January 2011

 

adultBasic Enrollment & Waiting List
January 2011

COUNTY Enrolled Waiting List
Statewide 41,424 493,787
ADAMS 191 3,392
ALLEGHENY 4,278 40,556
ARMSTRONG 404 3,780
BEAVER 718 7,736
BEDFORD 406 2,692
BERKS 612 16,254
BLAIR 596 7,306
BRADFORD 295 2,760
BUCKS 1,458 14,034
BUTLER 797 5,938
CAMBRIA 901 6,436
CAMERON 34 317
CARBON 303 3,448
CENTRE 314 3,696
CHESTER 732 7,391
CLARION 203 1,994
CLEARFIELD 594 4,892
CLINTON 124 1,983
COLUMBIA 182 3,037
CRAWFORD 434 4,744
CUMBERLAND 377 5,807
DAUPHIN 367 10,548
DELAWARE 1,705 17,945
ELK 182 1,439
ERIE 1,362 15,807
FAYETTE 966 8,761
FOREST 37 240
FRANKLIN 239 5,788
FULTON 47 834
GREENE 178 1,768
HUNTINGDON 234 2,342
INDIANA 471 4,148
JEFFERSON 284 2,811
JUNIATA 115 927
LACKAWANNA 638 9,102
LANCASTER 822 19,096
LAWRENCE 504 4,667
LEBANON 190 5,422
LEHIGH 752 14,366
LUZERNE 1,020 16,505
LYCOMING 320 5,709
MCKEAN 234 2,334
MERCER 475 5,623
MIFFLIN 223 2,444
MONROE 626 8,252
MONTGOMERY 1,991 14,002
MONTOUR 29 716
NORTHAMPTON 486 10,294
NORTHUMBERLAND 354 4,662
PERRY 89 1,616
PHILADELPHIA 5,999 76,324
PIKE 269 2,611
POTTER 130 1,121
SCHUYLKILL 422 7,497
SNYDER 148 1,741
SOMERSET 605 3,825
SULLIVAN 35 286
SUSQUEHANNA 271 1,966
TIOGA 249 2,359
UNION 93 1,455
VENANGO 332 2,904
WARREN 225 2,157
WASHINGTON 840 8,367
WAYNE 274 2,572
WESTMORELAND 1,871 14,990
WYOMING 127 1,394
YORK 641 15,857