Governor Wolf announced his plan to create a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in his 2017-2018 budget in order to promote more effective collaboration and service delivery, enhance program effectiveness, and eliminate duplicative processes.
With Speaker Paul Ryan in Philadelphia for the GOP retreat, Pennsylvania Governor Wolf invited the speaker to see firsthand how Medicaid is saving lives in the opioid epidemic–and consider the devastating impact of cuts.
Governor Wolf Urges Speaker Ryan to Consider Impact of ACA Repeal on Opioid Epidemic, Extends Invite to Visit Treatment CenterJanuary 25, 2017
Today, as Speaker Paul Ryan visits Philadelphia to set the Republican agenda in Washington, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf invited the speaker to visit a substance use disorder treatment center with him to witness the extraordinary work being done to help those suffering from substance use disorder.
If the ACA is repealed and not immediately replaced, tens of thousands of people who are currently receiving treatment for a substance use disorder would lose insurance coverage and no longer be able to afford their treatment.
Governor Tom Wolf: Medicaid Block Grant Effort Could Cut Health Coverage for Children, Seniors, and Addiction TreatmentJanuary 23, 2017
Governor Wolf said the federal government should not pursue a block grant program that would cut Medicaid coverage for many hard-working Pennsylvanians.