Navigation Links
Governor Rendell Accepts National Health Care Reform Pioneer Award
Date:10/8/2007

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today accepted the Health Care Reform Pioneer Award from the National Nursing Centers Consortium for his ongoing work to reform Pennsylvania's health care system through his groundbreaking and innovative Prescription for Pennsylvania initiative.

"We've made great progress in our efforts to improve access to health care but there's much more work to do," Governor Rendell said. "That is why I will be touring the state this week to discuss how we can make the rest of Prescription for Pennsylvania -- including my Cover All Pennsylvanians proposal -- a reality."

The consortium honored the Governor at its national conference on policy solutions for improving health care access. Specifically, the group praised the Governor's efforts to expand the scope of practice for health care providers.

This past July, Governor Rendell signed bills allowing advanced-practice nurses, physicians' assistants and dental hygienists to practice to the full extent of their education and training, and to more aggressively attack and eliminate hospital acquired infections.

Governor Rendell will hit the road on Tuesday for his "Tour to Insure," a series of events designed to give Pennsylvanians the chance to better understand how his Prescription for Pennsylvania will help to resolve the health care crisis now facing the state. Nearly 800,000 adults in Pennsylvania are uninsured and nearly 71 percent of them work for a living.

The Governor's plan to Cover All Pennsylvanians -- or CAP -- will provide all uninsured residents with access to affordable health care coverage. CAP will focus on the people and small businesses that need the most help in paying for health insurance.

Under the Governor's plan, small business employers will be able to participate if they have 50 or fewer employees who earn less than the state average wage. Employers who choose to join CAP will pay approximately $130 per employee per month and each employee will pay a premium of up to $70 per month, depending on the employee's family income.

The Governor's reform plan will help to curb soaring health care costs that threaten continued economic expansion and needlessly cost taxpayers billions of dollars a year.

More information on Governor Rendell's visionary Prescription for Pennsylvania health care reform plan is at http://www.rxforpa.com.

The Rendell administration is committed to creating a first-rate public education system, protecting our most vulnerable citizens and continuing economic investment to support our communities and businesses. To find out more about Governor Rendell's initiatives and to sign up for his weekly newsletter, visit his Web site at: http://www.governor.state.pa.us.

CONTACT:

Gary Miller

717-783-1116

Amy Kelchner

717-346-8379


'/>"/>
SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of the Governor
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Vermont Governor steps in with a new health insurance plan.
2. Arkansas Governor Explains New Health Plan Insurance On Radio Show
3. Massachusetts Governor To Sign Health Coverage Bill
4. Aids Seems More Prevalent Among Goan’s – Governor Visiond
5. Tamil Nadu Emerging As Model State In Public Health Care: Governor
6. The National Governors Association Releases Guidelines For Outbreak Of Bird Flu
7. New York Governor to Introduce Bill to Strengthen Abortion Rights
8. Maverick Gay Ex-governor Turns a New Leaf - Accepted at the Episcopalian Seminary
9. Maverick Gay Ex-governor Turns a New Leaf - Accepted at the Episcopalian Seminary
10. Gov. Ed Rendell Plan Would Widen Health Insurance
11. Mexico Supreme Court Accepts Petition To Review Mexico City Law Legalizing Abortion During First Three Months Gestation
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn ... specific project," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand ... all within Final Cut Pro X . Simply select a ProHand generator and ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. ... his M.D from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in ... to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary ... Work award to iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. ... Maryland Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... A recent article ... are unfamiliar with. The article goes on to state that individuals are now more ... these less common operations such as calf and cheek reduction. The Los Angeles area ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle Cell ... pain and the benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of Marne, ... Cell Disease. , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder of the red blood ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. , June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... pulmonary function testing company, is now able to perform sophisticated lung ... ndd Medical Technologies , Inc. Patients are ... labs.  Thanks to ndd,s EasyOne PRO ® , ARL patients like ... any needed testing done in the comfort of her own home. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  Arkis BioSciences, ... less invasive and more durable cerebrospinal fluid treatments, ... funding.  The Series-A funding is led by Innova ... Fund, and other private investors.  Arkis, new financing ... instrumentation and the market release of its in-licensed ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ITASCA, Ill. , June 23, 2016  In a startling ... states are failing their residents by lacking a comprehensive, proven plan ... , a definitive ranking of how states are tackling the ... rating to only four states – Kentucky , ... and Vermont . Of the 28 failing states, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: