Schmidt, Arkoosh, Browne officially take office as department secretaries
Al Schmidt, Val Arkoosh, and Pat Browne became secretaries of the state, human services, and revenue departments, respectively.
Pa. has eliminated its Medicaid provider application backlog, removing barriers to care | Opinion
The move allows providers to do what they do best: Care for people.
House Appropriations Committee examines $19B Human Services budget
Acting Human Services Secretary Valerie Arkoosh appeared before the Pennsylvania House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday to field lawmakers’ questions on issues ranging from mental health to dental care as they parsed the state’s largest departmental budget. The $19 billion spending proposal for the Department of Human Services includes a $2.7 billion increase over the 2021-22 […]
Pa.’s intellectual disability community will not be left out of 2023’s budget debate | Opinion
These are our neighbors and our family members. This is my brother. We must act on their behalf right now.
Shapiro admin encourages Pennsylvanians affected by SNAP changes to seek help if they need it
The expiration of the expanded federal benefit affects approximately 1.9 million people across the commonwealth, according to the Department of Human Services, which administers SNAP allocations in Pennsylvania.
Pa. is ready to help with Medicaid changes. We need your help too | Opinion
We remain steadfast in our goal to protect the health and wellbeing of Pennsylvanians by keeping them covered.
Shapiro taps MontCo’s Arkoosh to lead Pa. Human Services Dept.
With his Jan. 17 inauguration closing in, the Democrat is moving quickly to fill the remaining spots in his emerging administration.
Montgomery County Democrat Val Arkoosh suspends U.S. Senate campaign
'My name may not be on the ballot, but make no mistake, I will still be fighting every day to help win this election,' she said.
Senate hopeful Arkoosh: Toppling Roe would have ‘horrific’ consequences | Wednesday Morning Coffee
With facts and science under assault, the MontCo pol says the Senate needs a woman and a doctor in its ranks.
Fetterman, Bartos strengthen campaign war chests in third quarter | Analysis
There’s now a clearer picture of which candidates have a financial advantage heading into the end of the calendar year.
Building a ticket that matches Pennsylvania’s diversity could pose challenge for Democrats in 2022
Democratic hopeful Shapiro doesn’t look like the majority of Pennsylvanians — 51 percent of the state’s population are women. About 20 percent of the state is not white, a share that's grown in the last decade.
Val Arkoosh is vying for Pa.’s open U.S. Senate seat. And she’s prioritizing women in the workforce
If elected to fill the seat left vacant by Lehigh Valley Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, Val Arkoosh would not only be the first woman to represent Pennsylvania in the U.S. Senate but the first female physician from either party.