Pashinski to host Policy Committee hearing Thursday in Wilkes-Barre on Affordable Health Care

WILKES-BARRE, Feb. 25 – State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, is hosting a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing on affordable health care. 

The hearing will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 at Wilkes University’s Henry Student Center, Miller Room, Second Floor, 84 W. South St., Wilkes-Barre. The media and public are invited to attend.

Pashinski requested the meet to discuss what is being done and still can be done to make health care affordable in Pennsylvania. He will be joined by state legislators from across the state, including Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster.

The current agenda is:

    10 a.m.      Welcome and opening remarks

    10:10 a.m.      Official from the Pennsylvania Department of Health

    10:40 a.m.      Dr. Anthony Aquilina, regional president, Geisinger Northeast Region

    11:10 a.m.      Patrick Keenan, policy director, Pennsylvania Health Access Network

    11:40 a.m.      Closing remarks    

The meeting is one in a series held across the state on House Democrats’ Plan4PA, focused on putting people first, good jobs, health care access, quality schools and jobs training, and a fair economy. Additional information about the plan is available at

For more information about the Policy Committee, go to