Weekly Update: Bipartisan Efforts to Protect Health Care, Encouraging Job Creation, Continuing to Fight the Opioid Abuse Epidemic

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Weekly Update: Bipartisan Efforts to Protect Health Care, Encouraging Job Creation, Continuing to Fight the Opioid Abuse Epidemic Today, our Commander-in-Chief told Americans they cannot serve and sacrifice for their country because of who they are. That is dead wrong.— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) July 26, 2017 July 28, 2017 The Blog,  Weekly Update This week, Governor Wolf and his administration continued to work with a bipartisan group of governors to protect Pennsylvanians’ health care. Governor Wolf joined a group of bipartisan governors to send a letter to Senate leadership, encouraging senators to find a sensible and inclusive solution that will make health care available and affordable for every American.On Monday, members of the Wolf Administration were at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to discuss the impacts of repealing the Affordable Care Act would have on Pennsylvania children and their families. The next day, Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller traveled to Washington D.C. to testify before the U.S. House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee on the immediate need for stability from the federal government to strengthen the Affordable Care Act.Governor Wolf continues to encourage job creation and expansion in Pennsylvania. On Monday, the governor traveled to Adaptimmune Therapeutics in Philadelphia to participate in a discussion with employees focused on job creation and workforce training in the commonwealth. On Wednesday, Governor Wolf announced the expansion of Evoqua Water Technologies, a move which will create new jobs in Pittsburgh. On Friday, Governor Wolf visited World Trade Center Harrisburg on Cameron Street and applauded the center as a center for job creation and innovation.Fighting the heroin and opioid abuse epidemic is a top priority for the governor. On Thursday, the Wolf Administration announced a report showing a decline in opioid misuse among young adults. “This information is good news,” Governor Wolf said. “Youth and young adults appear to understand the significant danger of addiction and possible death from the misuse of opioids.”Governor Wolf’s Week, July 23 – July 29, 2017Monday, 7/24/17On ‘Jobs That Pay’ Tour, Governor Wolf Visits Adaptimmune TherapeuticsWolf Administration Visits CHOP to Discuss Implications of Affordable Care Act RepealTuesday, 7/25/17Governor Wolf Orders Commonwealth Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Clinton County Deputy Sheriff Stephen HerroldWolf Administration Insurance Commissioner Testifies Before U.S. House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee on Immediate Need for Stability to Strengthen Affordable Care ActWednesday, 7/26/17Governor Wolf Announces Expansion of Evoqua Headquarters Will Create 63 New Jobs in PittsburghGovernor Tom Wolf Announces Development of Philadelphia Community CenterThursday, 7/27/17Wolf Administration Announces Report Showing Decline in Prescription Opioid Misuse Among Young AdultsGovernor Wolf, Bipartisan Group of Governors Send Letter to Senators McConnell, Schumer Calling for Sensible, Inclusive Health Care ReformJuly Jobs That Pay Update: PA Recognized for Business Climate, Jobs AnnouncementFriday, 7/28/17Governor Wolf Denies Latest Trump Administration Request for Pennsylvania Voter InformationGovernor Wolf Celebrates Opening of Compressed Natural Gas Station in York CountyOn ‘Jobs That Pay’ Tour, Governor Wolf Visits World Trade Center HarrisburgHighlights from TwitterDemocratic and Republican governors are united: lasting healthcare reforms can only be achieved in an open and bipartisan fashion. pic.twitter.com/0nTXRUHpm9— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) July 27, 2017 By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolflast_img

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