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October 05, 2020

U.S. Senator Toomey Makes Announcement about His Political Future

U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R–PA) announced today that he will not seek reelection to the U.S. Senate during 2022 and he will not run for Governor. He intends to serve out the remainder of his current term, which expires during January of 2023.

October 02, 2020

Wolf Administration Unveils New Health Care Proposal

Governor Wolf today proposed a whole-person health reform package that he says will help to improve health care affordability and outcomes, and tackle the health inequities resulting from systemic racism.

October 02, 2020

HAP Statement Regarding Governor Wolf's Health Care Plan

During a press conference on October 2, Governor Wolf signed an Executive Order to address health care affordability, access, and equity. HAP president and CEO Andy Carter released the following statement.

September 30, 2020

Senate Republican Policy Committee Convenes Hearing about Telemedicine

Today, the Senate Republican Policy Committee held a hearing about the future of telemedicine. Stephanie Watkins, HAP’s vice president, state legislative advocacy, joined representatives from member organizations, including Allegheny Health Network and UPMC, for a panel discussion highlighting the importance of telemedicine, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

September 29, 2020

HAP-Supported Licensure Compact Bills Head to State Senate

Today in Harrisburg, the House of Representatives took action to bring the commonwealth closer to meeting its health care workforce needs by passing legislation authorizing Pennsylvania to join other states in interstate licensure compacts for certain health care professionals. Participation in the various compacts allows Pennsylvania’s patient population the opportunity to leverage the nation’s entire health care workforce and ensures greater access to care for families across the commonwealth.