More Than 100 Join Wolf Administration in Lehigh County for First Health Care in Your Community Event

June 11, 2018

Schnecksville, PA – Today, Wolf Administration cabinet officials were joined by more than 100 attendees for the first Health Care in Your Community event held at Lehigh Carbon Community College in Schnecksville, Lehigh County.

“Health Care in Your Community was created in response to requests we’ve received from people across Pennsylvania wanting to learn more about what our administration is doing to help increase access to care, lower health care costs, prevent disease, and educate consumers on how to get and stay healthy,” Gov. Wolf said.

The Health Care in Your Community initiative is an offshoot of the Cabinet in Your Community series of townhall-like events – with 20 completed to date – where members of the community are given the opportunity to interact with cabinet secretaries and talk about the issues important to each region.

Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine, Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller, Department of Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne, and Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman provided region-specific updates on major initiatives and accomplishments to make health care more accessible and focused on community and consumer need, followed by an impromptu question-and-answer session with the audience.

“I am excited that so many members of the community came out to hear from and ask questions of our cabinet officials today,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “It’s important that we continue to have this type of valuable dialogue about health care all across the commonwealth and that everyone has an opportunity feel connected to Harrisburg no matter where they live.”

The administration is planning more Health Care in Your Community events throughout the state this summer.

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