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September 20, 2021

Pharmacy Leaders Urge Lawmakers to Preserve Emergency Vaccine Waivers

On Monday, the House Professional Licensure Committee heard testimony from pharmacy vaccine providers and others in the health care community about the ways COVID-19 emergency waivers have improved access to vaccines. The hearing comes as lawmakers begin to determine their next steps for critical COVID-19 emergency waivers and flexibilities that are set to expire September 30.

June 26, 2021

News Release: State Budget Includes Key HAP Advocacy Items But Leaves Out PA Heroes Act

Harrisburg, PA – The General Assembly today passed the state’s $39.78 billion Fiscal Year (FY) 2021–2022 budget, and the Governor is expected to sign the budget legislation. Included in the budget were some of The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania’s (HAP) key advocacy items, but it left out the Health Care Heroes and Public Health Preparedness Act (“PA Heroes Act”).

June 25, 2021

Legislators on Track to Finalize State Budget by Weekend

The Pennsylvania General Assembly today advanced a nearly $40 billion budget proposal for 2021–2022 that leaves about $5 billion in federal COVID-19 relief funding unspent and sets aside another $2.5 billion to ward off future tax increases, state lawmakers said today.

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