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Wolf Administration Announces Second Round of Funding to Recruit and Retain Physicians Addressing the Opioid Crisis

The Wolf Administration today announced that the state will allocate another $5 million in federal funding to a loan repayment program for health care practitioners providing medical and behavioral health care and treatment for substance use disorder and opioid use disorder in areas where there is high opioid-use and a shortage of health care practitioners.…

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2020 Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Extended Following Consumer Complaints, Deadline is Now Wednesday

Governor Tom Wolf and Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman are today informing Pennsylvanians of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Affordable Care Act (ACA) open enrollment extension due to consumer complaints of website glitches and significant delays yesterday, the original deadline to enroll. The deadline has been extended to 3 a.m., Wednesday, Dec.…

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Gov. Wolf, Sen. Casey: Pennsylvanians Have Two More Days to Sign up for Health Care Coverage on the ACA

Governor Tom Wolf and U.S. Senator Bob Casey were in Pittsburgh today to urge Pennsylvanians to sign up for health care under the Affordable Care Act at HealthCare.gov before enrollment ends. They were joined by Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman in delivering a message to look to the ACA for multiple plan options, many of…

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Wolf Administration Continues to Address PFAS Contamination, Announces First Round of Statewide Sampling Results

As a result of Governor Tom Wolf’s executive order to address Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in drinking water, the Wolf Administration today provided an update on the actions taken on this emerging environmental issue and released the results of the first round of drinking water samples. The results do not indicate widespread PFAS contamination.…

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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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