Pennsylvania Democrats raise the alarm on the future of the Affordable Care Act

Pennsylvania Democrats raise the alarm on the future of the Affordable Care Act

Cindy Jennings, a mom of two from Lancaster County, says she never realized the struggle that many Americans face in securing health insurance until she had to do it for herself. That realization came when Jennings, a full-time caregiver for her disabled son Matt, was kicked off her husband’s plan following their divorce.

 

Jennings said her saving grace came in the form of Pennsylvania’s Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act in February 2015, which gave her the insurance necessary to detect precancerous polyps before they developed into cancer. But Jennings, along with others, worry that the protections provided in the Affordable Care Act may soon vanish if a 20-state lawsuit to upend the law is successful. 

Wednesday, August 28, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Governor, Republicans face off over charter school reforms

Governor, Republicans face off over charter school reforms

An announcement from Gov. Tom Wolf that he will seek new regulations to beef up transparency on charter schools has refocused attention on an area which lawmakers have said has needed attention for some time and will perhaps serve as an impetus to bring on even meatier legislation from the General Assembly.

Announced Tuesday, Wolf said he will instruct the Department of Education to heighten financial transparency for charter school management firms and increase their accountability to the state. The governor is also calling for a fee-for-service model designed to recoup taxpayer money that goes into processing charter applications and other services which the Department of Education performs.

Friday, August 23, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
3 under 3!

3 under 3!

Check out this week's 3 under 3! 

This week legislators and the governor called for action when it comes to gun laws, results showed the state's Safe2Say program was a success during its first year, and seven Philadelphia police officers resigned. 

Thursday, August 8, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
3 under 3!

3 under 3!

Check out this week's 3 under 3! 

This week former Attorney General Kathleen Kane was released from the Montgomery County Correctional Facility, PennDOT confirmed that there will now be a third option on drivers licenses when it comes to a person's sex and Governor Tom Wolf announced that he will be launching a new office that will review and recommend changes to social and protective services. 

 

Thursday, August 1, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
State funding to bring more fresh produce into elementary schools

State funding to bring more fresh produce into elementary schools

Asking parents of young children about teaching them to eat their vegetables usually brings a range of reactions, from boiling frustration to disappointed resignation. For families in some Pennsylvania schools, there might be some relief on the way.

Gov. Tom Wolf (D) announced Tuesday that over 220 elementary schools across the commonwealth with receive grant money to offer more fresh fruits and vegetables as part of school meals. $5.5 million will be awarded as part of funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetables program.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
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