Legislation containing key language authored by Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga) to combat prescription drug abuse was signed into law on Oct. 27 by Gov. Tom Corbett. The new law expands the state’s prescription drug monitoring program to include Schedule II through V controlled substances that are prescribed and dispensed in Pennsylvania. The database will help improve patient care and prescribing practices, uncover drug diversion, and identify “doctor shopping.” Pictured with Baker and the governor at the table is Sen. Pat Vance (R-Cumberland/York), who sponsored the Senate bill.
HARRISBURG – A low-interest loan and state grant awarded through the state’s Commonwealth Financing Authority address acid mine drainage and farm waste in Tioga County, announced state Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga).
As chairman of the House Health Committee, I am dedicated to improving the access to and quality of health care in Pennsylvania. I believe more lives can be improved, and even saved, with greater education of health care issues, early diagnosis and better access to treatment. That is why I am so pleased that in the final month of the 2013-14 legislative session, we were successful in getting several critical health care bills moved further through the legislative process.
HARRISBURG – Reps. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga) and Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) today announced they will be hosting a concealed carry seminar in Bradford County on Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 6-8 p.m. at Troy Vet’s Club Home Association, 183 Veterans Drive, Troy.
HARRISBURG – Helping to combat homelessness and provide housing for those in need, state Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga) today announced $723,000 in state funding will benefit residents in in Tioga County. Funding comes from the Pennsylvania House Finance Agency’s Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement (PHARE) Fund and Marcellus Shale impact fees.
HARRISBURG – Legislation authored by Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga), chairman of the House Health Committee, which is designed to improve patient care and reduce health care costs within the state’s Medicaid program, is on its way to the governor’s desk to be signed into law following unanimous passage in both the House and Senate.
HARRISBURG – Containing key language authored by Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga), chairman of the House Health Committee, legislation was approved by the Pennsylvania House to create a confidential prescription drug monitoring database to help curb prescription drug abuse and misuse in the Commonwealth.
HARRISBURG – In an effort to further screen and provide health care to those who may be infected with hepatitis C, Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga), chairman of the House Health Committee, is calling on the state Senate to join the House in unanimously passing House Bill 2003 into law.
Legislation would make oral anticancer medications more affordable
WHAT: Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga), chairman of the House Health Committee, will urge Senate action on his House Bill 2003, which would require medical providers and hospitals to offer hepatitis C screening to those born between 1945 and 1965. This legislation follows and implements guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control.
HARRISBURG – In recognition of his 100-percent voting record on small business issues to promote and support business expansion and job creation and retention, state Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga) has been awarded a Guardian of Small Business Award by the National Federation of Independent Business.
HARRISBURG – In order to provide greater access to services for area veterans, Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga) is now offering veterans assistance through his district office in Troy, Bradford County, on the fourth Monday of every month.
HARRISBURG – Striving to bring greater access to health care services to residents in Tioga County, Susquehanna Health is being awarded a $2 million state grant for construction of the relocated and expanded Mansfield Medical Office Building, announced Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga), chairman of the House Health Committee.
Nothing is more tragic than the abuse of an innocent child. Unfortunately, it took a headline-grabbing tragedy to prompt Pennsylvania legislators to look more closely at our laws and figure out ways to strengthen what we already had on the books and introduce new laws to address situations we had not realized were problematic.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga) today announced that school districts in the 68th Legislative District will share more than $2.2 million in new education money coming to the area as the result of the recently approved 2014-15 state budget, which he supported.