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.
HARRISBURG – The state’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is now accepting applications for home heating assistance grants, Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) said today.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) today said two projects in the 68th Legislative District have been selected to receive funding from the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s (CFA) Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program, which is funded by impact fees imposed on the natural gas drilling industry under Act 13 of 2012.
HARRISBURG – In an awards ceremony at the Pennsylvania Capitol today, Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) received the National 2016 State Official of the Year Award from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).
This past year, I was humbled and honored to receive the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition Pink Ribbon Award, its highest award, and dedicate it to my sister-in-law fighting a rare form of inflammatory breast cancer.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) today announced a total of $1,088,000 in funding is being made available through the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement Program (PHARE) to help meet the growing demand for available, affordable housing in the 68th Legislative District.
HARRISBURG – After close inspection of legislative votes cast during the 2015-16 legislative session, the Pennsylvania Leadership Council of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) has named Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) a “Guardian of Small Business.”
HARRISBURG – Several volunteer fire companies in the 68th Legislative District have been awarded $19,821 in state grant funding through the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to support the efforts of rural fire departments, announced Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter).
HARRISBURG – Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter), chairman of the House Health Committee, announced today that his legislation to require physicians to offer hepatitis C screening to patients born between 1945 and 1965 has been signed into law.
HARRISBURG – Senior citizens residing in the 68th District are invited to a Senior Expo hosted by Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) on Friday, Aug. 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wellsboro Area High School, 225 Nichols St. in Wellsboro.