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Governor Wolf Signs Bills Raising Tobacco Age to 21, Supporting Rural Health Model, and Allowing Hunting on Three Sundays

Governor Tom Wolf signed House Bill 97 and Senate Bill 473, which amends tobacco legislation to prohibit the sale of any tobacco, nicotine or related item to anyone under 21 years of age. The legislation also expands the definition of a tobacco product to include e-cigarettes and other vaping products, and expressly prohibits the possession…

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Gov. Wolf: Now is the Time for Pennsylvanians to Buy Health Insurance

Harrisburg, PA — Today, Governor Tom Wolf and Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman advised Pennsylvanians that now is the time to buy health insurance on the federal exchange, healthcare.gov, as open enrollment continues for Affordable Care Act (ACA) plans through Dec. 15. Consumers have more options in Pennsylvania, and many will find they qualify for subsidies.…

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Gov. Wolf: Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances Decreases Diversion, Fraud

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that health care providers prescribing controlled substances are required to do so electronically, unless they meet certain exceptions. This is set forth by Act 96, now in effect. “Electronic prescribing is a tremendous deterrent against prescription fraud and the latest effort of the state to decrease the…

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Wolf Administration Announces Appointees to the Pennsylvania Health Insurance Exchange Authority

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the incoming leadership of the Pennsylvania Health Insurance Exchange Authority. The authority is a state-affiliated entity that will create, manage, and maintain Pennsylvania’s state-based health insurance marketplace. The state-based exchange authority will work to develop and maintain a competitive marketplace, educate consumers on their health insurance options,…

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Gov. Wolf, Sen. Casey Rally for Affordable Care Act at “Protect Our Care” Event

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and U.S. Senator Bob Casey were joined by health care advocacy group Protect Our Care in rallying against the Trump-Republican lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and to reiterate Pennsylvania’s commitment to sustaining quality health care for residents at reasonable costs. Cabinet secretaries representing the departments of…

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