Governor Wolf’s Week, October 9 – October 15, 2016

By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf

October 14, 2016

This week Governor Wolf continued his administration’s fight against the current opioid abuse epidemic in Pennsylvania. The governor visited Community Health & Dental Care in Montgomery county to discuss his initiatives to stop the spread of the epidemic, as well as the investments made in the 2016-17 budget also combat Substance Use Disorder. The governor also announced the Pennsylvania Department of Health has distributed the overdose reversal drug Narcan to 128 high schools across the Commonwealth.

On Wednesday, Governor Wolf announced this week that Pennsylvania’s overall uninsured rate has dropped to 6.4 percent, the 15th lowest uninsured rate in the US. The governor expanded Medicaid coverage in April 2015.

October 11 was the last day for potential voters to register to vote in Pennsylvania. Governor Wolf and Secretary of State Pedro Cortes celebrated the success of Online Voter Registration by announcing that nearly 900,000 Pennsylvanian’s registered to vote through the online system since its launch last year.

Governor Wolf’s Week, October 9 – October 15, 2016

Monday, 10/10/16
Tuesday, 10/11/16
Wednesday, 10/12/16
Thursday, 10/13/16
Friday, 10/14/16

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