DiGirolamo to Join Advocacy Group in Echoing Call for Medicaid Expansion

WHAT:           Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks), chairman of the House Human Services Committee, will join the Pennsylvania Health Access Network and other advocacy groups in echoing the call to expand Medicaid as part of the Affordable Care Act. The event is part of a statewide action day to support the Medicaid expansion in partnership with the Cover the Commonwealth Campaign, which is a new effort of more than 115 organizations from the health, business, faith and labor communities working to see the Medicaid expansion enacted in Pennsylvania.

WHO:             In addition to DiGirolamo, those expected to offer remarks will be Athena Ford, PA Health Access Network; Connie Karasow, Libertae House; Theresa Conejo, volunteer and health care worker; Earl Helfand, Alliance for Retired Americans; Sharon Ward, Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center; and Bill Ryan, Albert Einstein Healthcare Network.

WHEN:           Thursday, April 18, 11 a.m.

WHERE:         Bensalem Township Building, Council Chambers, 2400 Byberry Road, Bensalem.

Media contact: Jennifer Keaton, 717.705.2094, jkeaton@pahousegop.com

Office of State Rep. Gene DiGirolamo