Governor Wolf to Washington: We’ll Fight to Save Medicaid

first_img Healthcare,  National Issues,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today issued the following statement on news out of Washington, D.C. that Republicans are plotting another effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and cut Medicaid:“For the last year and a half, I have worked with bipartisan governors to stop Washington from dismantling the Affordable Care Act, undoing consumer protections for pre-existing conditions and lifetime caps, and making deep and devastating cuts to Medicaid that would hurt seniors and people with disabilities.“As Republicans in Washington plot their next effort to take us backwards on health care, I want to make clear that we are still ready to fight to protect health care for our citizens, especially seniors and those with disabilities. The previous GOP health care proposals would have been devastating for Pennsylvania.“Medicaid expansion is working in Pennsylvania: our uninsured rate is at its lowest point in modern history and hospitals are saving hundreds of millions of dollars now that 720,000 more people have insurance.“Going backwards is not an option. Washington Republicans should be focused on stabilizing the system to lower the cost of health care, insurance premiums, and prescription drugs.” May 17, 2018 Governor Wolf to Washington: We’ll Fight to Save Medicaidcenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Navy’s defense extends past the football field for Saturday’s matchup with Army

first_imgThe Midshipmen were intent upon protecting the team’s mascot, Bill the Goat, because there is extensive history of the goat being kidnaped around the time of their game against Army every year.In fact, the goat has been stolen multiple times and the plots for theft featured elaborate schemes where girlfriends have been used as distractions, boats have been docked for extractions and chloroform has been used for submission. Related News “We regularly review our security posture commensurate with the anticipated threat, and that posture also applies to the goats,” an academy spokeswoman said, via the Washington Post. “The anticipated threat to the goats increases greatly as Army-Navy football nears, and thus the security of the goats does increase.”As of halftime there were no reported goat-nappings surrounding the Army-Navy game, so the Midshipmen defense has doing a great job. They even held an effective Army offense to seven first-half points as well, so Navy clearly covered all of their bases.Now let’s see if they can come back to win on the football field. The Midshipmen focused intently on their defense Saturday — and then they matched up with Army.Before the game Saturday, Navy seriously and intently was on guard for precious cargo. This cargo was not a Naval officer or even a high-profile politician, but one with a much hairier appearance. Mountaineers QB Will Grier will skip Camping World Bowl to focus on NFL Draft The possibility of a goat-napping is so severe Navy doesn’t even disclose the location of Bill the Goat anymore. In addition, the school made a statement about protection of the animal officially.last_img read more