State of Pennsylvania secondary Archives: on Health Care
Protected volunteer firefighters from ObamaCare
Named "Legislator of the Year" by the National Volunteer Fire Council for protecting volunteer fire companies from ObamaCare regulations, costs and penalties that would have crippled them. In Pennsylvania, 97 percent of all fire companies depend either
entirely or mostly on volunteers. ObamaCare's threat to volunteer fire companies represented an unacceptable threat to public safety, and the House agreed by passing Lou's Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act.
Source: 2018 Pennsylvania Gubernatorial website LouBarletta.com
Push to create a public option for insurance
In Congress I will join the push to create a "Public Option" for health care. I believe it builds on the health care reform legislation by creating more competition, lowering costs and it provides a great way to bring down the deficit.
In fact the Congressional Budget Office has estimated that a public option could save as much as twenty five billion dollars over ten years.
Source: 2014 Pennsylvania House campaign website, VoteBoyle.com
Oct 10, 2014
Expanding health care is good for economy & creates jobs
One of the fundamental topics that have often gone missing from the current health care debates in Harrisburg is job growth. As indecision and inaction have dominated discussions, the Corbett administration has ignored the fact that implementation of
the Affordable Care Act and the expansion of the state's Medicaid program provides an unprecedented opportunity to give more than 500,000 currently uninsured, middle and low-income Pennsylvanians access to affordable health care.
Expanding health care to hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians and their families is not just the right thing to do; it's good for the economy and will create jobs.
So, Medicaid expansion would do much more than give many Pennsylvanians an opportunity to gain health insurance coverage: It will provide a much needed economic stimulus to the state.
Source: 2014 Pennsylvania Gubernatorial campaign website, WolfForPA
Sep 1, 2014
Scrap "Healthy PA" subsidizing private insurance coverage
All four Democratic candidates would scrap Gov. Tom Corbett's "Healthy PA" plan that subsidizes private insurance coverage and instead expand Medicaid coverage under the 2010 federal health care law.
They would also set up a Pennsylvania-run insurance exchange rather than the federally run insurance exchange Corbett chose.
Source: The Patriot News on 2014 Pennsylvania governor debate
May 10, 2014
Will not reduce Medical Assistance coverage
I will not reduce the number of Pennsylvanians who receive health care coverage through state Medical Assistance. Our budget makes use of a number of non-recurring revenue adjustments, not to the degree that some have suggested, but as far as the limits
of prudent budgeting will allow. We use these revenue sources now because we must - the simple fact is that without these adjustments we would have been forced to cut tens of thousands of our most vulnerable citizens from Medical Assistance.
Source: Budget Address to Pennsylvania General Assembly
Mar 4, 2003
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