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

Q&A: Villanova linebacker Lucas discusses being punched by Hunt

first_imgAfter Terrel Hunt was brought down with 3:24 left in the first half of an eventual 27-26 Syracuse (1-0) win over Villanova (0-1) in the Carrier Dome on Friday night, he threw a left-handed punch. It didn’t have much on it, but it was directed at the head of Wildcats’ linebacker Dillon Lucas and led to Hunt being ejected from the game.In the aftermath of an overtime game decided by a fake-field goal touchdown pass by SU punter Riley Dixon and a failed two-point conversion by Villanova, here’s what Lucas had to say about Hunt’s ejection. Hunt was not made available to the media.Question: The punch is a game-turning play for Syracuse, what happened from your perspective?Dillon Lucas: I was just trying to hustle to the ball and make a tackle. Guess he didn’t really like the way I tackled him hard to the ground. I rolled off him and he just kind of … he just threw the punch.Q: Were there any words exchanged before that or during that?AdvertisementThis is placeholder textD.L.: I didn’t say anything. I didn’t hear him say anything. I don’t think he said anything. I just rolled over and next thing I know I got punched.Q: Could you sense it coming at all from him?D.L.: No, not really. I wasn’t really hitting too much and hadn’t hit him until then, so I didn’t really feel him have any edge toward me. Maybe the way I hit him into the ground kind of got to him a little and he took his frustration out after the play.Q: It looked like on the replay that you may have gotten pushed into him, does that sound like what you remember happening?D.L.: Not particularly. I didn’t really see the replay either, I guess we’ll look at it when we watch the film. I just ran to the ball and hit him and he just rolled over and hit me. Comments Published on August 30, 2014 at 1:09 am Contact Jesse: [email protected] | @dougherty_jesse Related Stories SNEAKING BY: Fake-field goal TD pass helps Syracuse past Villanova after Hunt’s ejectionGallery: Syracuse takes on Villanova in Carrier Dome to open seasonGallery: Syracuse vs. Villanova pregamecenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

FUFA Big League: Wakiso Giants travel to Bukedea as Money Bags hope to maintain unbeaten start

first_imgWakiso defeated Kataka 3-0 in their last game (Photo by Wakiso Media)2018/19 FUFA Big LeagueBukedea Town Council vs Wakiso GiantsEmokori Play Grounds, MbaleThursday, 22nd November 2018 @04:00pmAfter registering their first victory of the season, Wakiso Giants will be hoping to continue their fine start to the 2018/19 Big League Campaign when they travel to Mbale to take on Bukedea Town Council.The Money Bags defeated Kataka FC 3-0 last Thursday, a result which took them to five points from their first three games.At Emokori Play Grounds on Thursday afternoon, they come up against a Bukedea side that has struggled since the start of the campaign, accumulating only a point from their first two games. They lost 1-0 at home to JMC and then drew with Kataka.The game will come only hours after Bukedea parted ways with tactician-Bashir Kalungi after the club deemed him unfit to lead them to the Promised Land (StarTimes Uganda Premier League).However, Wakiso head coach, Ibrahim Kirya is anticipating a difficult game for his side despite the issues at the Mbale based side.“They have issues at the moment and have been struggling since the league started but we will approach the game in the best way possible, said Kirya ahead of the game.“Away games in this division are so difficult to negotiate and am anticipating a tough fixture against Bukedea.“However, our target is to get a positive result and hopefully we will.Wakiso will be without Abdul Karim Kasule who stayed in Kampala due to family issues. Ashraf Mbaziira is also not part of the match day squad as he is currently in the sick bay with Malaria. Kasule and Mbazira have been replaced with Junior Ainemani and Geoffrey Luutu with the later hoping to make his debut for the Purple Sharks.They will also still be without Steven Bengo and Sulaiman Jingo who also missed the 3-0 victory at home to Kataka last time out.In the other Elgon-Group games, Doves All Stars host Nebbi Central at the Green Light Stadium, Arua. Wounded Kataka face Kyetume at the CRO Stadium, in Mbale while JMC Hippos will be at home Steven Bogere’s UPDF at the Kakindu Stadium in Jinja.Meanwhile, in the Rwenzori Group, there will be five games:Kiboga Young hosts Kansai Plascon at the Bamusussuta S.S play-ground in Kiboga, new comers Dove play host to Kireka United at the Katushabe Play-ground in Masindi, Bumate United faces Kabale Sharp at the Christ High School play-ground, Bundibugyo, Water entertains Kitara at the Muteesa II Wankulukuku Stadium while Kira United locks horns with Ntinda United at the Mandela NationalStadium, Namboole.The FUFA Big League is the second highest tier league in the country.Three clubs are promoted from the FUFA Big League to the top tier.Other fixtures on Thursday:Elgon Group.-Doves All Stars Vs Nebbi Central – Green Light Stadium, Arua-Kataka Vs Kyetume – CRO Stadium, San Siro – Mbale-JMC Hippos Vs UPDF – Kakindu Stadium, JinjaRwenzori Group:-Kiboga Young Vs Kansai Plascon – Bamusussuta S.S play-ground, Kiboga-Dove Vs Kireka United – Katushabe Play-ground, Masindi-Bumate United Vs Kabale Sharp – Christ High School play-ground, Bundibugyo-Kira United Vs Ntinda United – Mandela National Stadium, Namboole-Water Vs Kitara – Muteesa II Wankulukuku StadiumSaturday, 24th November 2018:-Amuka Bright Stars Vs Light S.S.S – Lira P7 Play-ground, LiraComments Tags: Abdul Karim KasuleBukedea Town CouncilFUFA Big League 2018/19Ibrahim KiryatopWakiso Giantslast_img read more