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Mar

05

2019

March 05, 2019

Three hospitals in the 20th Senatorial District were chosen to participate in the Pennsylvania Rural Health Model, which seeks to improve patient health in rural communities while ensuring that the hospitals serving those residents remain financially healthy. Listen   [Read More]

Mar

05

2019

March 05, 2019

Senator Baker will join Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine, Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman and Human Services Chief of Staff Johanna Fabian-Marks to announce the five health care providers and four insurance payers who have completed the necessary steps to become part of Pennsylvania’s Rural Health Model today at 2 pm.   [Read More]

Feb

28

2019

February 28, 2019

During the PA Senate Budget Hearings with the PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency, Sen. Baker asked Acting Executive Director Derin Myers for an update on implementation of the Legislature’s school safety initiatives. She also sought a status update on the Children’s Advocacy Centers, whom help child abuse victims with an array of services.   [Read More]

Feb

28

2019

February 28, 2019

Senator Baker questioned Secretary of Corrections John Wetzel about prison expenses, potential savings and ways to control costs moving forward during a budget hearing for the Department of Corrections and Office of Probation and Parole.     [Read More]

Feb

26

2019

February 26, 2019

Senator Baker questioned the impact of the Governor’s plan to provide flat funding to the judicial branch, implementation costs for the Clean Slate law, and the amount of funding the courts hold in reserve.   [Read More]

Feb

14

2019

February 14, 2019

Senate Republican leaders said they appreciate the recent vote by the state Supreme Court to delay action on voiding a successful medical malpractice reform that has kept doctors’ offices open in Pennsylvania.   [Read More]