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Nominee for new Pa. Health and Human Services Dept. digging in

Posted on May 25, 2017 by Philadelphia Inquirer

Teresa Miller, nominated Tuesday by Gov. Wolf to be the inaugural secretary of the proposed Pennsylvania Department of Health and Human Services, said she is a big believer in her boss’s “government that works” mantra. “That means we make sure we have nursing homes that are regulated…

County releases results of its largest-ever health survey, showing gains and challenges

Posted on May 25, 2017 by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Allegheny County Health Department on Wednesday released the results of the largest health survey it has ever undertaken of county residents and the results are a mixed bag. There was much good in the results of the survey of 9,000 people: More of us have health insurance, more are seeing doctors regularly and getting…

Medical Assistance Advisory Committee – Monthly Meeting

Posted on May 25, 2017 by

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Time to expandassisted living

Posted on May 24, 2017 by Pottsville Republican and Evening Herald

The Pennsylvania General Assembly’s nonpartisan Independent Fiscal Office recently released a report on the anticipated state budget deficit over the next two years. It’s not a pretty picture, anticipating a $3 billion shortfall. One of the major expenditures in each year’s budget is the Medicaid…

Slash Medicaid and you jeopardize care for everyone

Posted on May 24, 2017 by Philadelphia Inquirer

Robert I. Field, Ph.D., J.D., M.P.H. Just before launching his presidential campaign, Donald Trump promised that if he were elected, he would not cut funding for Medicaid. Chalk that up to yet another campaign promise reneged on. Trump’s budget proposal calls for more than $800 billion in cuts. It…

Wolf picks Teresa Miller to lead consolidated health and human services agency

Posted on May 24, 2017 by Harrisburg Patriot-News

Earlier this year, Gov. Tom Wolf announced a plan to consolidate four departments into one unified Department of Health and Human Services. The governor announced his pick to lead the consolidated agency Tuesday, although his initial proposal drew pushback from some corners of the…

Wolf picks insurance chief to lead new health, human services agency

Posted on May 24, 2017 by Reading Eagle

Harrisburg Although Gov. Tom Wolf hasn’t gotten state legislators to sign off on his department consolidation plan yet, he announced Tuesday his choice to run the new agency: Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller. The proposal merges four agencies under Health and Human Services – the…

Insurance chief would lead new health, human services agency

Posted on May 24, 2017 by AP

Gov. Tom Wolf said Tuesday that he would nominate his insurance commissioner, Teresa Miller, to lead a new agency he is proposing to oversee the public health and social and human services programs currently carried out by four cabinet-level departments… 

Bucks symposium on elder abuse and dementia draws hundreds

Posted on May 24, 2017 by Levittown Bucks County Courier Times

As the number of elderly people grows in the U.S., so too are the number suffering from neglect and abuse. But awareness of the problem and efforts to prevent the mistreatment is also on the rise. During the 14th annual William J. Neff Sr. Symposium on the Prevention of…

Wolf nominates insurance commish for top post at proposed Health and Human Services

Posted on May 24, 2017 by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Gov. Tom Wolf said Tuesday that he intends to nominate Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller to serve as the first secretary of his proposed Department of Health and Human Services. Mr. Wolf has proposed combining the Department of Aging, the Department of Drug & Alcohol Programs, the Department of Health and the Department of…

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