Weekly Update: Standing Up for Women’s Health Choices, Improving Standardized Testing, Helping Seniors Receive High Quality Community Care

By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf

December 08, 2017

On Monday, Governor Wolf vowed to veto Senate Bill 3. This legislation is the most extreme anti-choice policy in the country and would criminalize a common health procedure without any exception for victims of rape or incest.

“I have met with women and medical professionals and understand how devastating and dangerous this bill would be for patients,” said Governor Wolf. “That’s why I will veto this attack on women. Put simply, women’s health care decisions should be left up to women and their doctors, not politicians in Harrisburg.”

On Wednesday, Governor Wolf was joined by parents, students, teachers, and school administrators to announce improvements to the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) standardized testing. The governor first announced the reduction in PSSA testing in August.

Governor Wolf traveled to Pittsburgh on Thursday to announce the 2018 launch of Community HealthChoices in southwest Pennsylvania. The program will help seniors age at home by connecting them to healthcare services in their communities. CHC will also help people age 21 or older with physical disabilities find local high quality care.

“Since I became Governor, my administration has been focused on improving health care across Pennsylvania, making it better and more convenient for patients and practitioners alike,” Governor Wolf said. “We found that one of the most important priorities was the ability to get high quality care close to home. Community HealthChoices delivers that ability to our patients, our seniors, and those with disabilities.”

Governor Wolf’s Week, December 3 – December 9, 2017

Monday, 12/4/17
Tuesday, 12/5/17
Wednesday, 12/6/17
Thursday, 12/7/17
Friday, 12/8/17

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