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Good news Friday! All lines equal new jobs, more Texans get health insurance, and solar is growing.

Lots of good stuff going on these days. First, good …well actually great news is from Pennsylvania.

From WESA:

Pennsylvania is getting another $29 million in federal funding to clean up abandoned mines, as part of the mine cleanup projects also aimed at promoting economic development.

Pennsylvania is getting nearly $245 million for mine cleanup in the latest round of funding through the federal infrastructure law.

Mark Farrah and associates comes the news that health insurance applications in Texas are growing dramatically. That’s the good news… The bad news is this is coming because Texas has ended the Medicaid expansion which brought insurance coverage to tens of thousands of previously uninsured Texans during the Covid crisis.

from Farrah:

following the end of federal protections on March 31, 2023, private enrollment in Texas surged by over 1.81 million enrollees through March 31, 2024, while Medicaid dropped by an inversely proportional 1.83 million

Finally, the Economist magazine’s news that solar now accounts for 6% of our electricity production and is growing rapidly.

Unlike other energy sources, the ingredients for solar cells are limitless, getting cheaper, and getting more efficient.

What does this mean for you?

More very good jobs in the Keystone state,

healthier Texans, and

yet more evidence, the transition to solar is rapidly increasing,



Joe Paduda is the principal of Health Strategy Associates



A national consulting firm specializing in managed care for workers’ compensation, group health and auto, and health care cost containment. We serve insurers, employers and health care providers.



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