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.
HARRISBURG – Children and adults who may not be covered for vaccinations under their insurance plan and those who don’t have insurance are eligible for low-cost vaccinations at a health clinic open on Thursday, July 17, from 1-3 p.m. at Middlebury Center Fire Hall, 11747 Route 287 in Middlebury Center, announced Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga).
HARRISBURG – In order to execute the $29.1 billion funding plan outlined in the 2014-15 state budget, the General Assembly must pass a Fiscal Code bill. This year, the Fiscal Code was inserted into House Bill 278, authored by Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga), to address Medicaid reimbursements for the state’s 13 rural critical access hospitals.
HARRISBURG – With more than 6,000 utility line hits being reported each year, it is clear better enforcement of the state’s PA One Call Law needs to take place in order to ensure public safety. Legislation to address this issue, authored by Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga), was approved by the House today and now goes to the state Senate for consideration.
HARRISBURG – The $29.1 billion House state budget plan supported by Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga), chairman of the House Health Committee, provides a $536 million increase over the 2013-14 fiscal year budget and increases K-12 education spending over the previous budget and funds the core functions of government without raising taxes.
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania will be able to help more senior citizens and those with disabilities access community-based support through a recent partnership with the federal government that will give the state additional funding, announced Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga), chairman of the House Health Committee.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga) would like to let residents know that the deadline to apply for the state’s 2013 Property Tax/Rent Rebate program is being extended from June 30 to Dec. 31.