Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) was presented with the National 2016 State Official of the Year Award from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) during a ceremony in Harrisburg on Oct. 24. Pictured are Baker, members of HIMSS, Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Secretary Gary Tennis and representatives from the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and on Monday, Oct. 17, Gov. Tom Wolf held a ceremonial bill signing of my legislation requiring insurance coverage of oral anti-cancer medication to be on the same level as that of intravenous treatments. The bill, House Bill 60, was officially signed into law in July.
I recently met with and congratulated Canton resident Debbie Jennings on her internship with the policy office of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Debbie is a student at Mansfield University studying public policy.