Archived Health Care Policy Hearings
Topic: ODP’s Outlier Rate Adjustment Policies: Public Hearing
Date: September 23, 2010
Location: 158 South 2nd Avenue, Clarion, PA
Testimony of: Kevin Casey, Deputy Secretary, Office of Developmental Programs, PA Department of Public Welfare
Testimony of: Paul Carpenedo, Executive Director, Erie Homes for Children & Adults, Inc.
Testimony of: Debra Andreas, Executive Director, New Light
Testimony of: Kathy Carlson, Chief Executive Officer, Training Toward Self-Reliance Inc.
Misty Libengood, Individual receiving services through TTSR
Testimony of: Colleen Stuart, Executive Director, Venango Training Development Center, Inc.
Testimony of: Brian Baxter, Senior Vice President, S.R. Wojdak & Associates
Other Sources: Colette Vickers, Clarion Forest VNA
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Colleen Stuart, Executive Director of Venango Planning and Development speaks out about the ODP Rate Adjustment Policies.
Testifier's voice their beliefs about the rate adjustments.
From Left to Right: Rep. Brad Roae (R-Crawford), Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Armstrong/Clarion), Rep. Stan Saylor (R-York) and Chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee, Rep. Scott Hutchinson (R-Butler/Venango) & Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Forest/McKean/Warren) listen to the numerous testifier's at the ODP Rate Adjustment hearing.
Topic: Centers for Independent Living: Fact Finding Hearing
Date: September 13, 2010
Location: Republican Caucus Room 418 Main Capitol Building, Harrisburg, PA
Testimony of: Barbara Orstein, M.Ed., CRC, Executive Director Pennsylvania Council on Independent Living
Testimony of: Kathleen Kleinmann, CEO, Tri-County Patriots for Independent Living
Testimony of: Ralph Trainer, Executive Director, Abilities in Motion
Background Information: Rider B to the Grant Contract
Testimony of: Neil E. Cashman, Jr., Deputy Secretary for Administration and External Affairs, Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry
Background Information: Letter from Hillary Hasson to the Department of Labor & Industry
Other Sources: Jan Crockett, CFO, Tri-County Patriots
Other Sources: Hillary Hasson, Executive Director, Center for Independent Living
Other Sources: Michael Matthews, Civil Rights Specialist, Tri-County Patriots for Independent Living
Other Sources: Michelle Loar, Deputy Director, Tri-County Patriots for Independent Living
Other Sources: Deborah Stumpf, Program Coordinator/Manager, Disability Empowerment Center
Other Sources: Robert A. Mecca, Executive Director – LIFT
Other Sources: Amy C. Beck, Executive Director, Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living, Inc.
Watch a video of the hearing here