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DiGirolamo Says Any Cuts to Medicaid Expansion Could Hurt Pennsylvanians

Sep. 27, 2017  Download

Citing the thousands of people who would be impacted and the increased costs to the Commonwealth, Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks) led a broad coalition of health-related organizations Wednesday in the state capitol in expressing their concern over passage of potential federal health care legislation and its potential impact on Pennsylvania. Rep. DiGirolamo, chairman of the House Human Services Committee, said that if Graham-Cassidy had passed or if a similar version would pass to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Pennsylvania stands to be one of the biggest losers.

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Rep. DiGirolamo Offers His Budget Funding Proposal

Sep. 07, 2017  Download

In an effort to end the Commonwealth’s budget stalemate, Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks) has announced a proposal that would address the budgetary shortfall and provide recurring revenue going forward. Rep. DiGirolamo said he believes that his proposal brings together the good ideas that have already been proposed in order to create a compromise solution that can be approved by the legislature.

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Rep. DiGirolamo Voices Support for Maintaining Independent Status of the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs

Apr. 05, 2017  Download

Advocates who are opposed to the consolidation of state social service agencies, including the state Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, into a larger state bureaucracy rallied in the state Capitol Wednesday. Public testimony was heard about budget related agency consolidation proposals and questions were raised about the future status of specific state programs, the effects on customer service and how consolidation could limit input from populations served by as many as four state agencies. State lawmakers joined in the show of support for the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs and how it has played a positive role in helping many citizens to recover from opioid drug addiction.Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks) offered comments on this issue.

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DiGirolamo Calls for Maintaining and Strengthening the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Rather Than Merging It into a Larger Agency

Jan. 31, 2017  Download

In an effort to ensure more people can be helped to overcome addiction in the most cost effective manner, Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks) has announced a proposal to maintain and strengthen Pennsylvania’s cabinet-level Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs. Rep. DiGirolamo, chairman of the House Human Services Committee, spoke Tuesday at capitol press conference and said the mission of this department is too important to allow the merging of all state drug and alcohol programs into the state Department of Health, as recently proposed by the Wolf administration.

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Rep. DiGirolamo Comments on Ongoing Efforts to Combat Opioid Addiction

Jun. 23, 2016  Download

Legislative efforts to combat the Commonwealth’s growing problem with heroin and opioid addiction was the topic of discussion at a press conference held in the State Capitol on Thursday. House Leaders, joined by the Governor and other lawmakers, announced the completion of the recommendations set forth by the Task Force and Advisory Committee on Opioid Prescription Drug Proliferation, and outlined plans to move the issue forward by initiating a special legislative session to tackle the problems associated with prescription drug abuse.