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Mon Jul 9, 2012, 04:43 AM

Adult Basic Funding Suits Allowed to Proceed Against Corbett!

"Commonwealth Court ruled that a second class-action suit over the redirection of tobacco settlement funds away from the defunct adultBasic health insurance program may proceed against Gov. Tom Corbett, Budget Secretary Charles Zogby and the state Treasury Department."

"In a 34-page opinion in Sears v. Corbett issued June 27, a 5-2 majority decided to sustain in part and overrule in part preliminary objections filed by Mr. Corbett, Mr. Zogby and the state Legislature, allowing the plaintiffs to proceed with their claim seeking to have the state Treasury Department return to allocating tobacco settlement money to adultBasic."

"AdultBasic was a popular, low-cost health insurance program for working poor who were ineligible for other government plans such as Medicaid and Medicare. But the state let the program expire in 2011, claiming a lack of funds."

"The court also allowed claims seeking declaratory and mandamus relief to go forward."

"On June 29, the court issued a nearly identical ruling in a second class action, Weisblatt v. Corbett, though that suit does not name the Legislature as a defendant."

"Because the reasoning of Sears v. Corbett applies equally in this case, we incorporate that opinion by reference and reach the same conclusions in this case," Judge Patricia A. McCullough wrote for the majority."


Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/business/legal/adultbasics-funding-suit-will-proceed-643924/#ixzz2072VhIe2

Many Pennsylvanians have suffered because of Tom Corporate Corbett's apparently illegal ax to the Adult Basic Program. Adult Basic covered working Pennsylvanians who had no other way to obtain insurance. I pray that Corbett loses and these tax-paying citizens can have their insurance restored retroactively.

Tom Corbett. Worst Governor Ever.

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Reply Adult Basic Funding Suits Allowed to Proceed Against Corbett! (Original post)
blue neen Jul 2012 OP
HopeHoops Jul 2012 #1
blue neen Jul 2012 #2
HopeHoops Jul 2012 #3
livetohike Jul 2012 #4
Freedomofspeech Jul 2012 #5
happyslug Jul 2012 #6

Response to blue neen (Original post)

Mon Jul 9, 2012, 11:54 AM

1. Good. Corbett's an asswipe. He'll get a full moon (truck nutz style) if I see him on the street.

 

It won't happen because he never goes out on the streets of Harrisburg. He hides in his mansion and limos. I can't begin to express the damage he's done to this state and I don't expect it to lessen. The frackers bought him out and he's beholden to them. He doesn't give a shit about anyone who isn't too rich to spend what they own. Yes, there are other asswipe governors, but I wish the media would spend more time on this idiot. He needs to go.

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 9, 2012, 03:45 PM

2. Bingo! Well said!

It is a complete mystery as to why Corbett's hideous antics don't get more media attention.

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Response to blue neen (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 09:26 AM

3. I've wondered that too. Just wait. He'll go after the unions eventually.

 

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Response to blue neen (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 03:47 PM

4. Too many asshole Republican Governors - so little time!

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Response to blue neen (Original post)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 10:53 AM

5. Corebutt is the worst governor ever in PA

Giving 66 million in tax breaks to Shell Oil and promising 1.85 billion to them for the cracker plant in Beaver Co., while claiming the Commonwealth is broke. If there is a heaven, please help us here in PA.

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