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Bill To Change Name Of Department Of Public Welfare Sent To Gov. Corbett

The new name for the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare will be the Department of Human Services. The sponsor of the bill making the change, sent to the Governor Wednesday by the House, is Representative Thomas Murt, a Montgomery County Republican.

09/17/2014

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Dom Giordano Has Heated Discussion With Pa. Governor Tom Corbett

Dom Giordano got into a heated discussion this morning with Governor Tom Corbett over a program that allows Gateway Health to use funding from the Department of Public Welfare to distribute $25 Walmart gift cards to recipients for going to the dentist.

02/06/2014

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Pa. To Begin Charging Copays For Children’s Medicaid Disability Services

The Department of Public Welfare will begin charging families co-pays for services relating to children with mental and physical disabilities.

10/01/2012

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PennDOT’s ‘Unwritten Exceptions’ Allow Lead Voter ID Plaintiff To Get ID

PennDOT said they gave Viviette Applewhite, 93, a non-driver photo ID even though she did not have the required Social Security card, because she fell within one of the agency’s unwritten exceptions. So what are these exceptions? And who can qualify?

08/20/2012

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Family Sues Nursing Home Company Over Alleged Abuse

Lawyers representing a Delaware County family about to sue the company that runs the Quadrangle Nursing Home on Darby Road in Haverford say management “blew off” a state mandate to retrain workers and report any allegations of patient abuse.

05/04/2011

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