Wolf vetoes Medicaid work requirements

Wolf vetoes Medicaid work requirements

Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed legislation to add work requirements for able bodied adults to receive medical assistance in Pennsylvania Friday.

The bill, HB 2138, passed the House in April and the Senate last week with ayes and nays from both parties.

It was written to exclude those under 18 and over 65, parents of kids under six, pregnant women, the disabled and some others from the requirements. But Wolf, who expanded Medicaid in his first term, said the bill would create unnecessary barriers.
Sunday, October 21, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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Rotunda roundup: Anti-hazing, welfare work requirements and worker’s comp medication bills move forward this week

Rotunda roundup: Anti-hazing, welfare work requirements and worker’s comp medication bills move forward this week

It was a busy week in Harrisburg with both chambers in session, and so while a flurry of activity is expected, here are three bills that deserve a little extra attention:

Thursday, April 19, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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Bill to put SNAP work requirements in the hands of General Assembly passes House committee

Bill to put SNAP work requirements in the hands of General Assembly passes House committee

Sponsored by Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill), HB 1659 requires the Department of Human Services seek approval from the General Assembly before asking for a work requirement waiver for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Monday, April 16, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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House Health approves two welfare reform measures, including work requirements for public medical insurance

House Health approves two welfare reform measures, including work requirements for public medical insurance

Another day, another ideological slugfest over a platform issue in an election year.

The House Health committee approved two bills, both reforming the state’s welfare system, Tuesday afternoon after more than two hours of debate among representatives. The votes also came a day after a partisan debate on Speaker of the House Mike Turzai's (R-Allegheny) bill to ban justifying an abortion with the diagnosis of Down Syndrome.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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Despite Republican pleas, Gov. Wolf will still veto Human Services Code bill

Despite Republican pleas, Gov. Wolf will still veto Human Services Code bill

While several dozen House Republican legislators—including the entire leadership team—held a news conference Tuesday to implore on Gov. Tom Wolf to sign a controversial Human Services Code bill, the governor said he is still holding firm on his promise to veto the legislation.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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