WHAT: Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga), chairman of the House Health Committee, is holding a committee meeting to vote on his House Bill 2003, that would require individuals born between 1945 and 1965 to be offered hepatitis C testing when receiving health services as an inpatient in a hospital or when receiving primary care services in an outpatient department of a hospital, health care facility or physician’s office. In the event that a patient consents to a hepatitis C screening test, and the screening test is reactive, the patient will be offered follow-up health care which will include a hepatitis C diagnostic test.
HARRISBURG - State Rep. Matt Baker (R- Bradford/Tioga) today welcomed news of $4 million in funding being made available for JOBS1st PA Regional Partnership grants, which will be used to develop employer-driven training programs between workforce development and economic development organizations across the Commonwealth.
HARRISBURG – In response to the thousands of complaints statewide about skyrocketing electric rates for those individuals who entered into variable rate contracts with their electric generation supplier, the House Consumer Affairs Committee will hold a public hearing in March to gather more information on the issue, announced state Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga), who is also a co-sponsor of comprehensive legislation to address consumer concerns.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga) announced today that his district offices have once again ranked No. 1 in the amount of constituent services handled by Republican lawmakers across the state. In fact, his offices process approximately nine times more motor vehicle and driver licensing paperwork than the average legislative district.
HARRISBURG – In a letter delivered to Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane this week, Reps. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming), Sandra Major (R-Susquehanna/Wayne/Wyoming), Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga) and Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) are calling for an investigation into Chesapeake Energy Company’s practice of deducting gas royalty payments for post-production costs.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga) offered the following statement after hearing the governor’s 2014-15 state budget address, which proposes to spend $29.4 billion, a 3.3 percent increase over the 2013-14 state budget:
HARRISBURG – Fire and emergency medical services companies in the 68th Legislative District have been awarded $251,021 in funding through the state’s Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program, announced Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga).
HARRISBURG – Two state grants totaling $449,925 for the Tioga County Conservation District and Babb Creek Watershed Association Inc. were announced today for projects aimed at improving waterways in Tioga County, said Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga).
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania state House today unanimously approved legislation authored by Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga), chairman of the House Health Committee, aimed at improving patient care and reducing health care costs through the development and use of a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Advisory Council for the state’s Medicaid program.
HARRISBURG – The state House today approved legislation authored by Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga), chairman of the House Health Committee, which increases the penalty for those who commit the crime of impersonating a doctor.
WHAT: The House Health Committee, chaired by Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga), will hold a public hearing on House Bills 1621 and 1622, sponsored by Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver). The bipartisan legislative package is aimed at protecting patient access and choice in the health care marketplace.
HARRISBURG – Legislation designed to improve patient care and reduce health care costs through the development of a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Advisory Council for the state’s Medicaid program has gained approval from the House Health Committee, announced Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga), author of the bill and chairman of the committee.
HARRISBURG – Individuals who are convicted of stealing the identity of a minor will now receive a stricter sentence under a new law authored by state Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga).
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga) this week cast a series of votes in opposition to record high gasoline and diesel taxes.