Tag: health care

Head Smacker: Buy my $1 health insurance! How to make a very bad bill worse

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April 21, 2017

We’ve seen reports that House Republicans are continuing to work on changes to their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act. For some of the most right wing members who opposed the bill, their excuse was that it wouldn’t reduce premiums enough. So a possible amendment has been talked about, drafted by Representatives Mark Meadows Read More »

Human Needs Report: Advocates defeat ACA repeal bill, FY17 & FY18 spending work, Supreme Court confirmation and more

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April 3, 2017

CHN just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for articles on what’s next for ACA repeal efforts, FY17 & FY18 budget and appropriations work, a Supreme Court confirmation vote and more. Click here for the full PDF of the Human Needs Report. Advocates’ Efforts Defeat ACA Repeal Bill Advocates celebrated Read More »

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 »

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 Voices for Human Needs is reaching out and telling the stories of those who could be harmed if the ACA is repealed without a suitable replacement or if Medicaid Read More »

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 »

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 »

‘We are all one diagnosis away from financial and personal disaster’

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March 6, 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 »

‘I could never afford the medicines I get through Medicaid’

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March 3, 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 »

Trump’s false promises

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March 2, 2017

Editor’s note: CHN’s response to President Trump’s Feb. 28 speech to Congress originally appeared in the Huffington Post on March 1. To hear the media describe it, we saw and heard a kinder, gentler Donald Trump at work Tuesday night. Addressing a joint session of Congress, he promised better health care with lower costs, more Read More »

A father’s message to Congress: ‘I cannot protect my son’s health, but you can’

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February 23, 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 almost 70 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 Read More »