Weekly Update: Announcing Aid for Hurricane Irma Recovery, Fighting to Keep Pennsylvanians Insured, Working to Protect the Delaware River Basin

first_img September 15, 2017 PA Medicaid expansion & market stabilizing efforts are working. We’ll continue to work to ensure PA’ians have quality, affordable coverage. https://t.co/W6ZSUpuCs2— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) September 13, 2017 Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Weekly Update: Announcing Aid for Hurricane Irma Recovery, Fighting to Keep Pennsylvanians Insured, Working to Protect the Delaware River Basin The Blog,  Weekly Update On Monday, Governor Wolf announced that members of Pennsylvania’s Incident Management Team left for Florida to help with storm cleanup in the wake of Hurricane Irma. “The men and women who left Harrisburg today represent the spirit that unites all Americans, one that motivates us to help one another,” said Governor Wolf. “Pennsylvania stands ready to provide whatever aid we can to people impacted by this storm.”On Wednesday, the governor announced that the number of uninsured Pennsylvania has decreased to 5.6 percent, the lowest percent on record. Before the Affordable Care Act and Governor Wolf’s expansion of Medicaid, the uninsured rate in Pennsylvania was more than 10 percent.On Thursday, Governor Wolf released a statement on the U.S. Senate Finance Committee’s proposed extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The governor applauded the committee’s decision to expand the program for another five years, but reiterated the need for Congress to stabilize insurance markets.This week, Governor Wolf worked with Governor Carney of Delaware and Governor Cuomo of New York to announce a resolution to draft regulations that would ban fracking in the Delaware River Basin.“We are acting to protect a watershed that supplies drinking water to more than 15 million people in one of the most densely populated areas of the country,” said Governor Wolf. “I believe this resolution preserves water quality and water supply for the residents of the watershed, and will protect this precious resource for generations to come.”Governor Wolf’s Week, September 10, 2017 – September 16, 2017Monday, 9/11/17Governor Tom Wolf Orders Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Patriot DayPA Incident Management Team Receives Federal Mobilization Orders; 23 Members Depart for FloridaWednesday, 9/13/17Governor Wolf Announces Decrease in State’s Uninsured RateGovernor Wolf Orders Commonwealth Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Representative Dan McNeillPennsylvania, Delaware, and New York Approve Resolution to Permanently Ban Fracking in the Delaware River BasinThursday, 9/14/17Governor Wolf Offers a Statement on U.S. Senate Finance Committee’s Proposed Extension of Children’s Health Insurance ProgramWolf Administration Helpline for Addiction Assistance Continues Path of Substantial GrowthHighlights from TwitterThe safety & well-being of students & school personnel is our first priority — this is not the answer to ensuring it. I will veto this bill. https://t.co/coheiOIYcB— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) September 13, 2017 By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

South Korea’s moon bears slaughtered for medicine

first_imgSlaughtering bears for their bile is legal in South Korea.KOREA NATIONAL PARK SERVICE It is legal in South Korea to slaughter the bears for their bile. The only other country which allows this is China. The demand almost wiped out Korea’s native bear population and now campaigners believe the coronavirus pandemic has shown the potential risks of using wild animal parts as medicine. (BBC) Animal rights campaigners are asking the South Korean president for help to save hundreds of the country’s caged moon bears. More than 400 bears are being kept on farms across the country. They’re waiting to be killed for their parts which some people use as medicine.last_img read more