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Big news, Pennsylvania!

Big news, Pennsylvania! Thanks to Governor’s Wolf’s expansion of Medicaid and his championing of affordable, quality health care for everyone in the commonwealth, Pennsylvania’s uninsured

Big news, Pennsylvania! Thanks to Governor’s Wolf’s expansion of Medicaid and his championing of affordable, quality health care for everyone in the commonwealth, Pennsylvania’s uninsured rate is the lowest it has ever been. According to the Clearfield Progress:

Governor Tom Wolf on Wednesday announced a decline in the commonwealth’s uninsured rate from 6.4 percent in 2015 to 5.6 percent in 2016, the lowest on record. Before the Affordable Care Act was implemented and Wolf expanded Medicaid, Pennsylvania’s uninsured rate was more than 10 percent.

But there’s still more work to do. Governor Wolf will continue to stand up against attempts to repeal Obamacare and is working to make the law better. The governor just recently joined seven other Republican and Democratic governors to release a plan to improve healthcare, control costs, and make sure that we’re protecting coverage for Pennsylvanians. 

Governor Wolf is not going to stop fighting to make sure that every Pennsylvania family will be able to get the insurance coverage they deserve. No one should have to go broke in order to be healthy.

“We will continue to work to ensure that Pennsylvanians have access to quality coverage at an affordable price and advocate in a bipartisan way to fix Obamacare at the federal level,” Governor Wolf said, according to the Central Penn Business Journal.

The facts are in on Trumpcare

23 million — that’s how many Americans will lose their healthcare if the Senate passes Trumpcare, according to a frightening new analysis by the Congressional Budget Office.

By: Jeff Sheridan

23 million — that’s how many Americans will lose their healthcare if the Senate passes Trumpcare, according to a frightening new analysis by the Congressional Budget Office.

Approximately 1.3 million of them will come from Pennsylvania — and many will lose access to their doctor, their jobs, their homes, and even their lives without healthcare. More than 700,000 of them are children, seniors, people with disabilities, and others who receive care thanks to Medicaid expansion under Governor Wolf.

Even those who continue to have access to insurance may discover that pre-existing conditions are no longer covered, and others could see their premiums skyrocket. Low-income seniors could see their rates jump up as much as 800%.

Speaker Ryan and House Republicans knew the numbers would be devastating — that’s why they tried to rush Trumpcare through Congress before the CBO report could be released.

Now that the facts are in, we can’t waste a second. Governor Wolf needs your help to build pressure to stop Trumpcare once again.

From the very beginning, Governor Wolf has been putting pressure on President Trump and Congressional Republicans to reject Trumpcare.

He’s written letters to the White House, Pennsylvania’s Congressional delegation, and even offered to take Speaker Ryan on a tour of medical centers where 125,000 Pennsylvanians have sought life-saving addiction treatment thanks to Medicaid expansion.

And along the way, grassroots supporters like you have written your own letters, made calls, and signed petitions to help build public pressure. The tidal wave of opposition helped push four Republicans from Pennsylvania to vote no on Trumpcare in the House, but this fight isn’t over.

Help Governor Wolf stop President Trump’s assault on affordable healthcare for working people — add your name and tell the U.S. Senate to reject Trumpcare:

http://action.WolfForPA.com/Reject-Trumpcare

Thank you.

Cecile Richards: Harrisburg wants to criminalize abortion

Right now, extremists in the Pennsylvania General Assembly, emboldened by President Donald Trump’s extreme agenda against women, are trying to force passage of a dangerous, intrusive anti-women’s health bill — and they’re just getting started.

Right now, extremists in the Pennsylvania General Assembly, emboldened by President Donald Trump’s extreme agenda against women, are trying to force passage of a dangerous, intrusive anti-women’s health bill — and they’re just getting started.

Fortunately, women and families have strong allies in Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf. They’ve volunteered together at Planned Parenthood, and they know decisions around health care should be left to a woman and her doctor, without interference from politicians in Harrisburg.

Trump’s allies introduced legislation that would outlaw abortion for some women with the most tragic of medical circumstances, even in cases of rape or incest — but Governor Wolf not only pledged to veto it, he’s also toured the state to stand with women.

Now it’s our turn to stand with him. Chip in $3 or more to show you’re with Governor Wolf in the fight to protect a woman’s right to make her own health care decision.

In April of last year, I stood with Governor Wolf and several women, such as Karen Agatone, at a press conference to share personal stories in opposition to this extreme legislation.

“My husband squeezed my hand and I tried not to panic. Then the doctor told us our baby had a form of dwarfism so severe that her chance of survival was incredibly low, actually non-existent, incompatible with life. I want people to know abortion is not about the unwanted, the unvalued, and the unknown babies of the word. Abortion is my story and what happened to my family. The decision we made for Evelyn was made because her life mattered to us.” – Karen Agatone

The anti-women leadership in Harrisburg refused to hold public hearings on their bill. They just weren’t interested in taking into consideration stories like Karen’s or testimony from medical experts before voting. They even refused to listen to a Republican senator who had an experience similar to Karen’s.

It’s clear Trump’s allies are more intent than ever on rolling back women’s rights, and we can’t let that happen.

Governor Wolf has always been one of our fiercest champions. He’ll always fight for women’s rights — and right now, he’s all who stands in the way of Harrisburg politicians enacting their extreme, anti-women’s health legislation into law.

If you’re proud to have a governor who has your back in this fight, then now is the time to show it — chip in $3 or more to Governor Tom Wolf’s campaign.

Thank you,

Cecile Richards
President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America
On behalf of Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania PAC

Frances Wolf: Here’s why Tom fought to keep baseball jobs in PA

There’s only three things Tom nearly loves as much as me and the girls: Pennsylvania, his Jeep, and baseball. So when I learned that the

There’s only three things Tom nearly loves as much as me and the girls: Pennsylvania, his Jeep, and baseball.

So when I learned that the company that makes Major League Baseball apparel for every game in the country was being acquired and could close their plant in Easton, I knew Tom would do everything he could to make sure the plant remained open.

Because, as Tom has told me countless times, baseball is about more than batting averages, runs, and ERA — it’s about bringing people together and being a part of a community.

Just like Tom, I love seeing MLB shirts on TV and knowing they were made by the hard-working people of our state. And I’m proud to know that, thanks to Tom, they’ll continue to be made here.

If you’re proud to support our baseball-loving governor too, I hope you’ll share the article about how Tom fought for baseball jobs in Pennsylvania.

Share on Facebook: http://action.WolfForPA.com/MLB-FB

Tweet on Twitter: http://action.WolfForPA.com/MLB-TW

Thank you.