Historic Legislation Passed on June 26th
Tobacco Settlement Act
HB 2: An Act establishing a special fund and account for money received by the Commonwealth from the Master Settlement Agreement with tobacco manufacturers; providing for home and community-based care, for tobacco use prevention and cessation efforts, for Commonwealth universal research enhancement, for hospital uncompensated care, for health investment insurance, for medical assistance for workers with disabilities, for regional biotechnology research centers, for the HealthLink Program, for community-based health care assistance programs, for PACE reinstatement and PACENET expansion, for medical education loan assistance and for percentage allocation and appropriation of moneys.
Approved by Governor Tom Ridge
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