HARRISBURG – In recognition of his hard-fought battle to get oral anti-cancer medications covered by insurance in the same manner as intravenous treatments, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network chose to honor Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) with its Distinguished Advocacy Award for 2017.
WHAT: The House Human Services, Health, and Aging and Older Adult Services committees will host a second joint hearing on a proposal by the Wolf administration to merge the departments of Health, Human Services, Aging, and Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) into a larger Department of Health and Human Services. This second hearing will focus on testimony from those most impacted by the proposed consolidation, including counties, providers, consumers and others. The first hearing on April 5 included testimony from the respective department secretaries.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter), chairman of the House Health Committee, has authored three bills passed by the House of Representative this week to ensure individuals across the Commonwealth have access to health care and safeguards are in place to ensure optimal care.
Tioga County has much to be proud of, but certainly at or near the top of the list is Mansfield University (MU). This is the only university in the county and is one of 14 universities comprising the State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), which is responsible for providing a top-notch education to hundreds of thousands of students in the Commonwealth, across the nation and around the world.
HARRISBURG – Members of the Community Liver Alliance organization today in Harrisburg presented Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter), chairman of the House Health Committee, with its “You Make A Difference Award” for his work on a recent law that requires physicians to offer hepatitis C screening to patients born between 1945 and 1965.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) continues his commitment to constituent services by remaining the member with the highest number of motor licensing and other service requests processed, compared to his colleagues from across the state in the House of Representatives’ Republican Caucus.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) issued the following statement today after the governor delivered his budget address for the 2017-18 fiscal year.
HARRISBURG – Fire and ambulance companies located in the three counties that make up the 68th Legislative District are set to receive $299,073.44 in state grants under the Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program, announced Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter).
HARRISBURG – Twenty years since being signed into law and the Anti-Cyber Enticer Act has put thousands of convicted criminals away who preyed on children through the internet, said Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter), author of the law.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter), chairman of the House Health Committee and representative of a very rural region of the state, joined Gov. Tom Wolf and Health Secretary Karen Murphy in announcing the award of $25 million in federal money to improve rural health care in the Commonwealth.
Recent news coverage points to Congress likely overhauling, modifying or completely eviscerating the state insurance marketplaces created under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which was originally designed to allow workers without employer-provided coverage to shop for insurance. However, double-digit premium increases and lack of insurer competition have made the marketplaces a sore spot for both consumers and policymakers.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) this week took the oath of the office to serve his 13th term as a Pennsylvania state representative for the 68th Legislative District. He was also reappointed to his fourth term as chairman of the House Health Committee by Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny).
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) today announced that the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP) have chosen to invest $25,000 in Penn-Troy Manufacturing Inc. in Bradford County.
Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) recently had the pleasure of welcoming eighth-grade students from Williamson High School to the state Capitol for a tour of the historic building.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter), chairman of the House Health Committee, joined Gov. Tom Wolf as he signed five new bills into law that will help address the Commonwealth’s growing opioid and heroin crisis.