Adrianne’s Story

Adrianne was one of the more than 700,000 Pennsylvanians who finally received health care when Governor Wolf expanded Medicaid in 2015.

When Adrianne Gunter graduated college, she developed Multiple Sclerosis. She applied for health insurance four times over a two year period in an attempt to get the tests and treatment she so badly needed, but she was denied each time.

Adrianne was one of the more than 700,000 Pennsylvanians who finally received health care when Governor Wolf expanded Medicaid in 2015. She was able to get the MRI she needed to diagnose her M.S. and see a neurologist who prescribed medicine that treats it, preventing her from being paralyzed.

“I’m very concerned about health care, and when I first got to Harrisburg I did what I could do and took advantage of what was in place with the Affordable Care Act and expanded Medicaid.” says Governor Wolf. “That was important, I thought, to really address the needs of the uninsured and the underinsured.”

Adrianne’s story is why Governor Wolf has fought tirelessly to provide affordable, straightforward, accessible healthcare to all Pennsylvanians. “When Governor Wolf says that signing the Medicaid expansion gave insurance to 700,000 Pennsylvanians– those are real lives, just like mine,” says Adrianne. “That’s amazing and beautiful and it shows what a civil servant can do when they put people first.”

Why Governor Wolf is Investing in the Port of Philadelphia

Governor Wolf is dedicated to creating good, sustainable jobs for Pennsylvanians, and in November 2016, Governor Wolf announced an investment in the Port of Philadelphia’s

Governor Wolf is dedicated to creating good, sustainable jobs for Pennsylvanians, and in November 2016, Governor Wolf announced an investment in the Port of Philadelphia’s infrastructure, warehousing, and equipment.

This investment is predicted to result in the creation of 2,000 direct new jobs and 7,000 indirect jobs and make improvements that will result in doubling container capacity at the Port. As Governor Wolf said at the time of the announcement, “This capital investment program will give the Port of Philadelphia the tools it needs to improve its competitive position and create thousands of family-sustaining, middle class jobs while increasing state revenues.”

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Business leaders have praised Governor Wolf’s investment in the Port. As Mike Holt of Holt Logistics Corporation said, “It gives us an immense sense of pride, and for us it’s a good feeling to know that we have state leadership who will help us invest.”

Robert Paliama, President of Delaware River Stevedores, similarly commented, “That investment took a lot of leadership and, you know, we have to credit Governor Wolf for understanding the importance of the port and for providing the opportunities.”

Governor Wolf emphasizes that the Port of Philadelphia is just one step in his broader investment strategy. He wants to make investments across the state– including the Ports of Johnstown, Erie, and Pittsburgh. The governor is dedicated to expanding job opportunities and stimulating economic growth in Pennsylvania, and he will continue to support Pennsylvania’s ports to achieve that goal.

Karen’s Story

In 2015, Karen Agatone found out that her daughter had a lethal genetic abnormality and would die within the womb or shortly after birth. Karen,

In 2015, Karen Agatone found out that her daughter had a lethal genetic abnormality and would die within the womb or shortly after birth. Karen, in consultation with her family and doctors, made the difficult decision to end her pregnancy at 21 weeks so that her daughter wouldn’t needlessly suffer.

Karen’s story is why Governor Wolf fights for women’s rights.

“It’s a huge sense of relief to know that I live in a state where my Governor, Governor Wolf, puts his full trust in me to make decisions for my own body and my own family,” said Karen Agatone. “If it weren’t for me being able to choose what was best for my family and what was best for my first baby, I wouldn’t have my son today.”

Governor Wolf is a long time supporter of a woman’s right to make her own healthcare decisions. That’s why when the Republican legislature sent him the most restrictive anti-choice bill in the country, he vetoed the bill. He believes that the people of Pennsylvania should be free to make their own decisions, and that government shouldn’t intrude into the doctor’s office.

At a time when Republicans in Washington D.C. and Harrisburg are launching assault after assault on women’s rights, Governor Wolf has never been stronger in his commitment to standing up against the Republicans and fighting for the rights of the women of Pennsylvania.

He’s fought for equal pay for equal work, increased access to birth control, and launched “It’s On Us PA,” the first statewide campaign to address the crisis of sexual assault in schools and on college campuses.

Under Governor Wolf’s leadership, Pennsylvania has made a lot of progress to protect and expand women’s rights. And we need to make sure we defend and continue that progress.