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(Jan 26, 2023)

Hi! If you do not already know me, my name is Tarik Khan, and on Jan. 3, I officially became the state Representative for your community. The 194th Legislative District, which I now represent, includes Manayunk, most of East Falls, Roxborough, Andorra, Wissahickon, Shawmont, and the majority of Chestnut Hill. Read more

 

Pa. lawmakers propose medical debt relief bill

(Jan 23, 2023)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 23 – Seeking to ease the burden of medical debt on working families, a plan to create the Pennsylvania Medical Debt Repayment Program was unveiled today by state Reps. Arvind Venkat and Nick Pisciottano, both D-Allegheny; Bridget Kosierowski, D-Lackawanna; and Tarik Khan and Donna Bullock, both D-Phila. “As a physician, I have seen firsthand how problems with our nation’s healthcare system – including medical debt – have hurt families and prevented people from getting the care they need,” said Venkat, the first physician to serve in the General Assembly in nearly 60 years. “While there are many issues that we need to address, including the systemic problems that lead to spiraling medical debt, this bill is an important first step toward helping people across Pennsylvania get the assistance and the care they need – and not phone calls from collection agencies.” “When my son was diagnosed with childhood leukemia, the last thing I wanted to worry about was the stress of medical costs. No family in Pennsylvania should ever need to think twice before seeking care for chronic or other serious conditions for fear of going into medical debt,” Kosierowski said. “We must do whatever we can at the state level to ensure that families don’t need to choose between going to the doctor or putting food on their table or buying clothes for their children.” The lawmakers likened the newly Read more

 

Khan recognized as Pandemic Warrior by Family Practice and Counseling Network

(Jan 06, 2023)

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 6 -- State Rep. Rep. Tarik Khan, CRNP, Ph.D. was recognized by Family Practice and Counseling Network with their “Pandemic Warrior Award” for “Outstanding Dedication and Resilience.” During the pandemic, Khan volunteered countless hours doing COVID testing to vulnerable individuals, and cofounded a nationally recognized vaccine program with Anna Perng for community members with accessibility issues, including persons with disabilities unable to leave their homes. Khan and Ms. Perng presented their model at a White House/CDC forum and received national media coverage. Khan, D-Phila., has performed over 900 vaccinations in neighbors’ homes, the vast majority were performed after work or on his days off. He is the subject on an upcoming documentary by an Academy Award-nominated director Sami Khan called “Angel Dose.” Read more

 

Khan takes oath for first term

(Jan 03, 2023)

State Rep. Tarik Khan took the oath of office today in the state Capitol to begin his first term representing the 194th Legislative District. The 194th comprises Roxborough, Wissahickon, Andorra, Shawmont, Manayunk, and the majority of East Falls and Chestnut Hill, in the city of Philadelphia. The noon swearing-in ceremony marked the beginning of the 207th session of the Pennsylvania House for 2022-23. It featured the largest and most diverse group of first-term legislators in more than a decade. As a frontline nurse during the COVID-19 pandemic, Khan said that his big legislative priority is improving access to health care for marginalized groups, including preserving abortion rights. Khan said his other priorities include fairly funded public education, disability rights, environmental justice and workers’ rights. “It’s a dream come true to represent the community that I fell in love with during nursing school,” Khan said. “I learned from my mom, who's also a nurse, that advocacy for our patients should go beyond the bedside. As a legislator, my focus will also be on making the deepest positive impact in our community. I hope to be a health care and public education champion in the legislature and make our community proud.” Khan said his office can help residents with various state-related services, including home heating assistance, children’s health insurance, prescription drugs and property Read more

 

Khan Volunteers at MANNA

(Dec 22, 2022)

Pa. state Rep.-elect Tarik Khan joined his new colleagues at Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance (MANNA) to learn about ways to use nutritious foods as medicine. Read more

 

McClinton applauds, welcomes newest members to House Democratic Caucus

(Dec 08, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 7 – To kick off the new legislative session, Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus Majority Leader Joanna McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware, is welcoming the largest class of incoming legislators to the House Democratic Caucus in more than 15 years. “In January, the House Democratic Caucus will proudly swear in the largest and most diverse class of freshmen legislators in over a decade,” said McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware. “These public servants are already on the ground in their communities, talking to neighbors, and prepared to be their voices in Harrisburg next month. Without a doubt, they will strengthen our legislature with their diverse experience and perspectives.” House Democrats will welcome 26 new members from communities across the state; some from districts that have never before been represented by a Democrat. New members include: Anthony Bellmon (D-Phila.) : Bellmon served in Philadelphia Congressman Brendan F. Boyle’s office for eight years, solving housing, student loan and immigration issues. As senior adviser to the congressman, Anthony worked on Capitol Hill advancing policy issues to better the lives of children and working families. Lisa A. Borowski (D-Delaware) : Borowski formerly served as vice president of the Radnor Township School District’s school board, leading the way on crafting one of the Read more

 

State programs now open for applications

(Dec 05, 2022)

Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency/Pennsylvania Department of Human Services: Pennsylvania Academic and Career/Technical Training Innovative Solicitation (Funding Source: Justice Reinvestment Fund) Who May Apply : Existing PACTT Affiliates. Use : To improve services for delinquent youth receiving academic and career/technical training services. Funds : Awards up to $75,000 for 24-month projects. Application Deadline : December 23, 2022 More Information : Click on https://egrants.pccd.pa.gov/Public/OpenAnnouncements.aspx . Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission: Clean Vessel Act (CVA) Pumpout Grant Program (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Local governmental entities and private businesses that own and operate boating facilities. Use : To fund the construction, renovation, and maintenance of pumpout and dump stations to service pleasure boats. Funds : Reimburse up to 75% of the installation cost of pumpout and dump stations. Application Deadline : December 30, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.fishandboat.com/Transact/Grants/Pages/PumpoutGrantProgram.aspx . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: 2022-23 School Safety and Security Training and Technical Assistance Program (Funding Source: FY 2022 School Safety and Security Grant Program Fund) Who May Apply : Non-profit organizations, institutions of higher education (not-for profit), and for-profit organizations. Use : To Read more

 

Dial 2-1-1 for Southeastern Pennsylvania Health and Human Services

(Dec 02, 2022)

2-1-1 SEPA is part of the national 2-1-1 Call Centers initiative that provides health and human services for everyday needs and those in crisis situations. 2-1-1 works with county governments and provider agencies to ensure important local program information is easily accessible. Visit 211sepa.org for more information. Read more

 

New in PA: Chip postpartum coverage

(Dec 02, 2022)

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, announced that more than half of all states have expanded access to 12 months of Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program coverage after pregnancy. Pennsylvania is the 26th state to be approved for the extended coverage, made possible by provisions in the American Rescue Plan signed into law in March of 2021. More information can be found here . Read more

 

PennDOT is hiring for winter maintenance

(Dec 01, 2022)

PennDOT is currently hiring employees for the Winter Maintenance Program. Employees hired for the Winter Maintenance Program are critical to a safe winter season, and these temporary opportunities are an excellent pathway to a permanent career with PennDOT. For more information on how to apply, click here . Read more

 

PA Treasury could be holding your unclaimed property

(Dec 01, 2022)

Each year, the Pennsylvania Treasury receives millions of dollars of unclaimed property. It is estimated that roughly one in 10 Pennsylvanians has unclaimed property. Unclaimed property may include: Closed bank accounts Uncashed checks, including paychecks Lost stocks and bonds Contents of safe deposit boxes Proceeds from the demutualization of insurance companies Expired gift cards/gift certificates To find out if you have unclaimed property, search your name in the Unclaimed Property database at www.patreasury.gov/Unclaimed/Search.html or call 1-800-222-2046 . There is NO CHARGE to claim your unclaimed property. Read more

 

Get quality health coverage at a low cost through Pennie

(Dec 01, 2022)

Pennsylvanians can enroll in 2023 health insurance coverage through Pennie now until Jan. 15, 2023. Last year, many Pennsylvanians enrolled in health insurance through a Pennie plan and paid lower monthly premiums due to premium subsidies included in the American Rescue Plan Act. The recently passed Inflation Reduction Act extended these subsidies until Jan. 1, 2026. Visit Pennie.com/connect or the Pennie Customer Service Call Center at 1-844-844-8040. Read more

 

Need help heating your home? Apply to LIHEAP this winter.

(Dec 01, 2022)

Pennsylvanians in need of energy assistance are encouraged to apply to the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for 2022-2023 winter heating season. To see if you qualify, view the table via the link above, and click here to apply online using COMPASS. A paper application can also be found here . Everyone should be able to keep warm during the coldest months of the year, and LIHEAP is a true security blanket for those who are in need. Read more