Gov. Wolf makes it official, vetoes Human Services Code

Gov. Wolf makes it official, vetoes Human Services Code

Making good on a promise of veto Thursday, Gov. Tom Wolf officially sent House Bill 59 back to the House with his disapproval.

Thursday, October 19, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Despite Republican pleas, Gov. Wolf will still veto Human Services Code bill

Despite Republican pleas, Gov. Wolf will still veto Human Services Code bill

While several dozen House Republican legislators—including the entire leadership team—held a news conference Tuesday to implore on Gov. Tom Wolf to sign a controversial Human Services Code bill, the governor said he is still holding firm on his promise to veto the legislation.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Changes likely for Pennsylvania’s Medicaid managed care system

Changes likely for Pennsylvania’s Medicaid managed care system

A provision of the Human Services Code bill moving its way through the General Assembly as part of the final package of budget-related bills could potentially bring some dramatic changes to Pennsylvania’s Medicaid managed care system.

Thursday, August 17, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Gov. Wolf on potential PA recount: “We don’t have any reason to believe there has been fraud”

Gov. Wolf on potential PA recount: “We don’t have any reason to believe there has been fraud”

Gov. Tom Wolf was featured on KDKA 1020AM’s morning show with Larry Reichert and John Shumway Tuesday morning where he commented on the attempt by 2016 Green Party Presidential nominee Jill Stein to initiate a recount of Pennsylvania’s November 8, 2016, vote totals for President and US Senate.

 

During the interview, Gov. Wolf said that while he is not familiar with all of the facts alleged in Stein’s lawsuit, there has been no evidence of voter fraud in Pennsylvania.

 

“We don’t have any reason to believe there has been fraud,” he said. “We just don’t see any evidence of that.”

Tuesday, November 29, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views

Hundreds to Converge on Capitol to Call on Corbett to Accept Medicaid Expansion

Hundreds of advocates from “Cover the Commonwealth” plan on packing the East Wing Rotunda Monday to call on Gov. Tom Corbett to accept Medicaid expansion wholesale instead of his Healthy PA proposal.
 
“Folks are coming because there is really a frustration about that state that we haven’t expanded Medicaid yet,” said Antoinette Kraus of the Pennsylvania Health Access Network (PHAN). PHAN is expected to participate in the rally.
 
“We are 60 days past the January 1 implementation date where we could be drawing down federal funds and covering almost a half a million Pennsylvanians,” Kraus added.
 
She stated advocates also have issues with the governor’s Healthy PA proposal, contending it cuts Medicaid benefits. “We’re worried about the new limits that will be put on Medicaid beneficiaries,” she said.

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Friday, April 4, 2014/Author: The PLS Reporter
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