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GOV. CASEY SAYS ERIE TO BE SITE OF FIRST HEALTH CARE HEARING

 HARRISBURG, Nov. 25 ~PRNewswire~ -- Gov. Robert P. Casey today announced that the first of six public hearings on a proposed statewide health care reform plan will be held in Erie on Dec. 17.
 "Erie was the site of our very first "Capital for a Day" program, which brings state government to the people of Pennsylvania," Casey said. "So, its fitting that we're making Erie the first stop in our efforts to find out just what the citizens of Pennsylvania think about this health care proposal."
 The plan, developed by a business-labor task force of the governor's Economic Development Partnership, proposes a system of "managed competition" to provide health care to every Pennsylvanian while saving businesses at least $5 billion annually in medical expenditures by the year 2000.
 "The plan features a choice of health care networks; real savings for consumers, employers and government, and it would NOT require any public funds to implement," Casey said.
 The governor, who will chair the hearing, said he will use comments from the public to refine the managed competition plan and develop a final plan to present to the General Assembly.
 "Before I present a final proposal to the legislature, I want to hear from the people of Erie," Casey said. "I want to know how will this health care plan affect them, their families and their businesses."
 The time and location of the Erie public hearing will be set at a later date, as will the dates and locations of hearings in other parts of the Commonwealth.
 Persons wishing to present oral testimony at the hearing must make that request by Dec. 4 to Karen Chandler, special assistant to Casey, at 717-783-3420.
 Written testimony may be submitted to Chandler, Office of the Governor, 225 Capitol, Harrisburg, Pa. 17120.
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 ~CONTACT: Susan Woods of the Commonwealth News Bureau, 717-783-1116~


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