Governor Wolf: Washington Republicans Continue to Ignore Bipartisan Governors

first_img Healthcare,  Human Services,  Medicaid Expansion,  National Issues,  Press Release,  Public Health,  Seniors,  Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf released the following statement on the latest version of a health care bill in Washington:“Washington Republicans continue to ignore the concerns of Pennsylvania families and ideas proposed by bipartisan governors. The proposed cuts and caps for Medicaid continue to cause terror for recipients, including seniors, families, and people with disabilities, and are putting states financially at risk. The federal government cannot turn its back on us. These tweaks do little to address how these proposals will lead to increased costs, especially for many older Pennsylvanians who could be charged five times more for worse coverage by gutting consumer protections, even for some people with private insurance. The proposed changes have even been rejected by insurance companies.We can find common ground on fixing the individual market, as governors of both parties have proposed. Washington should abandon this reckless path and focus on fixing what isn’t working – rather than creating more problems and concerns for families and individuals, especially those most in need of our help.”Last month, Governor Wolf joined his bipartisan colleagues from Ohio, Montana, Nevada, Colorado, Massachusetts, and Louisiana to express concern over Washington’s approach on health care, particularly the prospect of deep cuts in federal funding to states for Medicaid. Governor Wolf: Washington Republicans Continue to Ignore Bipartisan Governors July 13, 2017center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Wood, Martin score Sprint Series of Oklahoma opening weekend wins

first_imgThree-time series champion Andy Shouse was runner-up. Wayne Johnson, Steven Shebester and Kyle Clark were next across the stripe.  Johnson, Shebester and Clark repeated their 3-4-5 finish from Saturday. And under gray Sunday skies, Martin motored from eighth on the initial grid to catch Wood for the lead in heavy traffic on the 10th of 25 circuit.  Martin was quickly into second on Sunday but wasn’t sure how good his car was until going five-wide to catch Wood for the front spot.  “It felt really good to get the win,” said Wood, joined in victory lane by six-year-old grandson and crew chief Parker, who’d helped pick out tires and shared credit for the evening’s success. “We were racing close to home so we had a lot of family and friends come out.”  March 7 – 1. Danny Wood; 2. Andy Shouse; 3. Wayne Johnson; 4. Steven Shebester; 5. Kyle Clark; 6. Craig Carroll; 7. Cody Whitworth; 8. Layne Himebaugh; 9. Josh Toho; 10. Chris Kelly; 11. Zach Patterson; 12. Tanner Conn; 13. Colby Thornhill; 14. Brett Becker; 15. Johnny Kent; 16. Dillon Laden; 17. Nick Lucito; 18. Mickey Walker; 19. Dewayne White; 20. Jesse Graham; 21. Brandon Jennings; 22. Cameron Hagin.  MEEKER, Okla. (March 7-8) – Danny Wood ran his winning streak to three before Jason Martin started a streak of his own during opening weekend action for the Sprint Series of Oklahoma.  March 8 – 1. Jason Martin; 2. Wood; 3. Johnson; 4. Shebester; 5. Clark; 6. Shouse; 7. Kent; 8. Alison Slaton; 9. Kolton Garris; 10. Trey Burke; 11. Hagin; 12. Kelly; 13. Patterson; 14. Lucito; 15. Eric Matthews; 16. Justin Patocka; 17. Thornhill; 18. Brandon Anderson; 19. Conn; 20. Becker; 21. Jennings; 22. Shayla Waddell; 23. Graham; 24. Justin Mowry. A double winner at Lawton Speedway on the final weekend of the 2019 IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season, Wood had just two career SSO starts under his belt coming into the dou­bleheader at Red Dirt and his Saturday night could have only gotten better after he drew the 98 pill. Feature Results  Wood trialed 16th, won his heat from the fifth spot and then started third in the main event.  “I didn’t know how good I was until we got into lapped traffic,” he said. “The first night was a bit of a challenge. It was good to get the win on the second night.” Wood topped Saturday’s main event for IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars at Red Dirt Raceway, tak­ing the lead just before midway in the 20-lapper.last_img read more