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The Upper Merion Area Democratic Committee (also known as Area 12 of the Montgomery County Dems) is responsible for advancing the Democratic Party in the communities of Upper Merion, Bridgeport and West Conshohocken.

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Unemployed Pennsylvanians on Medicaid could lose health coverage under proposed bill

From (Click here to view original April 17, 2018 article). The state House on Tuesday advanced a bill that would force “able-bodied” adults enrolled in Medicaid to work at least 20 hours a week or complete job training programs to retain their health insurance coverage. The proposed legislation — House Bill 2138 — cleared the House floor on a 115-80 vote. All but five Republicans and just four Democrats voted to send it to the state Senate. Its prime sponsor, Fayette County Republican Matthew Dowling, touted the bill as a way “to help people out of poverty and reliance on the government for aid.” But critics — including health care patient advocates and Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf — dismiss the effort as a President Trump-backed attempt by a growing number of GOP legislature-controlled states to scale back on Medicaid programs as federal attempts have faltered to repeal the Affordable Care Act altogether. “We’re calling on the Senate to reject the efforts put forward by the House today, and we’re calling on Gov. Wolf to once again veto legislation that would do more harm to individuals than it would to help them,” said Antoinette Krause, executive director of the Pennsylvania Health Network Access advocacy group in Philadelphia. “Instead of spending millions of dollars in state resources to throw people off health insurance coverage, lawmakers should be looking for ways to reduce barriers to employment, especially in rural areas outside of Pittsburgh.” Wolf did not go so far as to say he would veto H.B. 2138, but he said through a spokesman Tuesday night that he opposes the bill and...

Spotlight On Upper Merion’s Progress, Q1 2018

From Supervisor Greg Waks, here is the quarterly update of all the progress being made in Upper Merion: Every quarter I post a list of many of the redevelopments approved in Upper Merion Township as well as some planned infrastructure improvements and some restaurant and store openings. This is by no means an all-encompassing list. The list also includes locations and/or the most recent information I have about potential opening dates though dates are always subject to change. • Keystone Shops medical marijuana dispensary (Hansen Access Road and S. Henderson Road) – Spring 2018 • Upper Merion Community Garden groundbreaking (Corner of Henderson and Ross Road) – Spring 2018 • J. Alexander’s restaurant (former site of LA Fitness on Mall Blvd) – Spring/Summer 2018 • First Avenue Road Diet with bike lanes and sidewalks- late Spring/Summer 2018 • Eddie V’s restaurant (pad in front of the King of Prussia Mall) – Summer 2018 • Workhorse Brewing Co. (King Manor) – Summer 2018 • North Italia restaurant (in the King of Prussia Mall) – Summer 2018 • Caley Elementary School – August 2018 • Gulph Elementary School – August 2018 • The Brownstones at the Village at Valley Forge by Toll Brothers- 132 stacked townhomes (Village at Valley Forge/former golf course in accordance with the terms of the settlement of the golf course litigation) – 1/3rd is already completed and occupied, other units completed 2018-2021 • Dredging of the stormwater retention basin (aka the pond) at the Township Building Park – 2018 • Construction of a dog park – 2018 • Park Square (aka Bentley) – (311 high end apartments...

Josh Shapiro is a no-nonsense reformer who is cleaning up county government, getting its fiscal house in order and creating greater efficiency and effectiveness in government. Dr. Val Arkoosh has been a leader in healthcare reform and is bringing her public service expertise to the courthouse. Together they are our Democratic team for County Commissioner!

Josh Shapiro & Val Arkoosh

Montgomery County Commissioner

Democrats Bill Jenaway and Greg Waks have proven that they are the right team to lead Upper Merion forward.

Bill Jenaway & Greg Waks

Upper Merion Supervisor

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