CHN’s Deborah Weinstein featured on Ralph Nader Radio Hour

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March 27, 2017

Editor’s note: Last week, CHN Executive Director Deborah Weinstein appeared on the Ralph Nader Radio Hour to discuss President Trump’s proposed budget, and America’s spending priorities. You can listen to a recording of the show here. Please note that the 15-minute segment featuring Deborah takes place 41:26 into the recording. Read More »

Categories: Budget and Appropriations, Food and Nutrition, Poverty and Income, Social Services

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President Trump’s budget blueprint and his broken promise to revive the American dream

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March 22, 2017

Editor’s note: This post was written by Leo Nguyen, CHN’s Spring semester student intern. On July 11th, 2015, at a rally in Phoenix, Candidate Trump proclaimed, “The American Dream is dead, but I am going to make it bigger, stronger, and better than ever before.” On March 16, President Trump released the America First “skinny Read More »

Categories: Budget and Appropriations, Early Childhood Education, Education and Youth Policy, Food and Nutrition, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Poverty and Income

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Webinar on Trump’s plan to cut human needs programs

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March 20, 2017

UPDATE: While this webinar already took place, you can watch a recording and view the webinar slides here. Join CHN’s webinar to find out more. Tuesday, March 21, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT President Trump’s partial budget heavily cuts domestic programs to pay for a $54 billion Pentagon spending increase. Learn about the expected impact on Read More »

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Poor Excuse: Trump Budget Slashes Programs That Work Just Fine

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March 17, 2017

So the first part of the Trump budget is out, and it is one of the clearest examples of upside-down priorities you’re likely to see. It cuts funds from programs serving our people – education, nutrition, housing, job training, legal services, afterschool care… – to add money for the Pentagon. And their excuse for making Read More »

Categories: Budget and Appropriations, Child Nutrition, Early Childhood Education, Education and Youth Policy, Food and Nutrition, Housing and Homelessness, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Military Spending, Poverty and Income, SNAP, Social Security

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Fairness, progress and greatness trumped in partial budget; investments in people sacrificed

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March 16, 2017

The dark and dangerous priorities of the Trump Administration are laid bare in its first budget submission.  The winners are military contractors and tough guy ideologues.  The losers are the American people. Anyone who harbored hopes of investment in jobs and opportunity for working class families will be bitterly disappointed.  On its own and taken Read More »

Categories: Affordable Care Act, Budget and Appropriations, Child Nutrition, Early Childhood Education, Education and Youth Policy, Food and Nutrition, Health, Health Care Reform, Home Energy Assistance, Housing and Homelessness, Labor and Employment, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Military Spending, Poverty and Income, Regulation, Social Services

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Gil Lykens’ Story: Exhibit A in the Case for Preserving Medicaid

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March 14, 2017

Editor’s note: Congress is considering repeal of the Affordable Care Act, and is debating major structural changes, and perhaps significant cuts, to Medicaid, which serves 74 million Americans. Voices for Human Needs is reaching out and telling the stories of those who could be harmed if the ACA is repealed without a suitable replacement or if Medicaid Read More »

Categories: Affordable Care Act, Budget and Appropriations, Health, Health Care Reform, Medicaid

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Human Needs Report: ACA Repeal bill, FY17 & 18 spending work, revised travel ban and more

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March 13, 2017

CHN just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for articles on House Republicans’ plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, FY17 & FY18 budget and appropriations work, the revised travel ban, President Trump’s cabinet, worker protections under threat and the Supreme Court nominee. Click here for the full Read More »

Categories: Affordable Care Act, Budget and Appropriations, Executive orders, Health, Health Care Reform, Housing and Homelessness, Immigration, Labor and Employment, Medicaid, Military Spending, Poverty and Income, Tax Policy

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Stop Wealthcare

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March 10, 2017

If you’re like me, you are very, very angry. Fortunately, we can take action that can make a difference. Two House committees approved legislation that would gut the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid. It is a pretty monstrous example of Reverse Robin Hood: millions of low/moderate income people would be robbed of their health insurance Read More »

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‘I am now on Medicaid, and I can get the necessary tests done’

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March 10, 2017

Editor’s note: Congress is considering repeal of the Affordable Care Act, and is debating major structural changes, and perhaps significant cuts, to Medicaid, which serves 74 million Americans. Voices for Human Needs is reaching out and telling the stories of those who could be harmed if the ACA is repealed without a suitable replacement or if Medicaid Read More »

Categories: Affordable Care Act, Budget and Appropriations, Health, Health Care Reform, Housing and Homelessness, Medicaid, SNAP

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Head Smacker: GOP health care plan would make the poor sicker so they can make the rich wealthier

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March 8, 2017

“This bill sends a loud and clear message: tax cuts for special interests and the wealthy matter more than your health care.” This is how Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) described House Republicans’ legislation, unveiled on March 6, to repeal the Affordable Care Act and dismantle Medicaid. There’s so much head-smacking material in their versions of Read More »

Categories: Affordable Care Act, Health, Health Care Reform, Medicaid, Poverty and Income, Tax Policy

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