Weekly Update: Opioid Epidemic, Jobs, Healthcare

By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf

May 12, 2017

This week, Governor Wolf announced and celebrated initiatives to continue the fight against the opioid abuse epidemic in Pennsylvania. On Thursday in Philadelphia the governor celebrated the success of the Drug Take-Back Box program and formally announced that additional funding to provide Philadelphia police with naloxone. On Friday, Governor Wolf announced new prescribing guidelines for orthopedic and sports medicine and hosted a roundtable discussion on the guidelines at Temple University.

Governor Wolf continued his “Jobs That Pay” tour on Wednesday with a visit to Rutter’s in York where he met with employees and discussed the importance of growing a business from modernization. Governor Wolf also announced new jobs coming to Lancaster county with the expansion of AMES Reese, Inc.

Ensuring that all Pennsylvanians have access to affordable health care is a priority for Governor Wolf and his administration. On Wednesday, Pennsylvania Insurance Department Commissioner Teresa Miller testified at the U.S. Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Committee hearing on the potential impact of the American Health Care Act.

Governor Wolf’s Week, May 7, 2017 – May 13, 2017

Monday, 5/8/17
Tuesday, 5/9/17
Wednesday, 5/10/17
Thursday, 5/11/17
Friday, 5/12/17

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