first_imgWeekly Update: Improving Health Care Solutions for Pennsylvanians, Highlighting Economic and Workforce Development Initiatives, Announcing New Jobs November 09, 2017 Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Reminder to all Pennsylvanians that it’s not just a safety precaution to stop for school buses, it’s the law — and one that keeps our kids safe, particularly as the days grow darker.— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) November 8, 2017center_img The Blog,  Weekly Update Ensuring that Pennsylvanians have affordable and quality health care is a top priority for Governor Wolf. This week, the governor reminded Pennsylvanians that open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act is happening now until December 15.On Thursday, Governor Wolf spoke at the Geisinger National Health Symposium to highlight health care issues that affect the commonwealth and the solutions that are improving the wellbeing of Pennsylvanians. The governor detailed his administration’s work to combat the opioid epidemic, Pennsylvania’s process of legalizing medical marijuana, and the state’s current work to finalize Community HealthChoices for seniors.Last week, the Wolf Administration launched the Medical Marijuana Patient and Caregiver Registry. On Wednesday, Governor Wolf announced that 3,800 patients and more than 200 caregivers have registered for the medical marijuana program in the week since the registry was launched.On Monday, Governor Wolf announced the expansion of Highwood USA in Hazelton, a move that will create 58 new jobs in the area, On Friday, the governor participated in “A Conversation with the Governor” hosted by the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce. Governor Wolf highlighted his administration’s accomplishments supporting economic development and workforce training.“We’ve worked hard to make Pennsylvania a better place to build and grow a business, a better place to get a thorough and efficient education, a better place to live and work, a better place to grow old, and a better place to grow your family,” said Governor Wolf. “I am incredibly proud of these accomplishments, which will make a difference for people and communities across Pennsylvania, and I am also proud of the work we’ve done to support our local businesses and to strengthen our regional economies.Governor Wolf’s Week, November 5 – November 11, 2017Monday, 11/6/17Governor Wolf Orders Flags at Half-Staff to Honor the Victims of the Shooting in Sutherland Springs, TexasGovernor Wolf Reminds Pennsylvanians of Affordable Care Act Open EnrollmentGovernor Wolf Announces Expansion of Highwood USA, Creation of 58 New JobsTuesday, 11/7/17Governor Wolf Reminds Consumers of Availability of Federal Funding for the Heating Assistance Program (LIHEAP)Governor Wolf Statement on PSP Corporal Shot in Northampton CountyWednesday, 11/8/17Wolf Administration Wins Federal Grant for Corrections and Parole Crisis Intervention TrainingGovernor Wolf Announces Medical Marijuana Program Patient Registry Reaches 3,800 in First WeekThursday, 11/9/17Governor Wolf Urges Meehan and Kelly to Vote No on Disastrous GOP Tax PlanGovernor Wolf Discusses Addressing the State’s Opioid Epidemic, Improving Health Care at National Health SymposiumWolf Administration Teams with PUC and Utilities to Highlight Efforts to Grow Veterans in the Utility WorkforceGovernor Wolf Participates in “A Conversation with the Governor” at Greater Scranton Chamber of CommerceHighlights from TwitterStates need Washington to be an ally in fighting this epidemic — the lives of too many Pennsylvanians are at stake. Thank you @SenBobCasey for standing up for the PA families battling this crisis.— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) November 8, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more