Governor Wolf: Senate Plan “Crueler” Than House’s for Seniors, Working Families on Medicaid

first_imgGovernor Wolf: Senate Plan “Crueler” Than House’s for Seniors, Working Families on Medicaid June 22, 2017 Healthcare,  Human Services,  Medicaid Expansion,  National Issues,  Press Release,  Public Health,  Seniors Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today released the following statement on the U.S. Senate Republican health care bill unveiled this morning:“The deeper and more devastating cuts to Medicaid in this plan make it even crueler than the House plan. Some politicians in Washington are completely disconnected from the reality of how cutting Medicaid will damage real Pennsylvania families, and communities. Seniors in need of home or nursing care, children with disabilities, and rural hospitals and working families relying on Medicaid will all be left behind. The Senate plan prioritizes tax cuts for the wealthy, modest deficit reductions and achieving a political victory over families who need lifesaving care.“Over the past few weeks, I have joined Republican and Democratic governors in opposing cuts to Medicaid, but we have been shut out of the process and unable to give our residents a voice. It is time for Washington Republicans to restart and begin listening to the patients, doctors, states and communities who will ultimately shoulder the burden of their decisions. We need a legislative process that is patient-focused, inclusive, bipartisan, honest and open. This has been the complete opposite.”center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Community service, fines await violators of Bacolod social distancing rules

first_imgBACOLOD City – The local government unit here has made physical distancing and wearing of face masks compulsory to stem the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), with violators facing an eight-hour community service and a fine of up to P200. Councilor Archie Baribar said Leonardia signed the ordinance last week after the city council approved it on the third and final reading. “It will require a mandatory use of face mask and observance of social distancing in all public places in this city during the emergency caused by COVID-19 pandemic,” he added. This developed after Mayor Evelio Leonardia’s approval of an ordinance requiring residents to keep a 1-meter distance and wear face masks in public places.center_img According to Baribar, the City Health Office shall supervise the community service in coordination with barangay where the violator resides. “If a person is not a resident here, the person shall be penalized with a fine of P300,” the councilor said./PNlast_img read more