Tag: health care

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 Voices for Human Needs is reaching out and telling the stories of those who could be harmed if the ACA is repealed without a suitable replacement Read More »

Resources from around the Coalition: Presidents’ Day recess edition

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February 15, 2017

The first recess period for the new Congress begins this Saturday, Feb. 18, and runs through Sunday, Feb. 26. Several of CHN’s members and friends have put together resources for advocates to use during this recess when members of Congress will be home in their states and districts. Use these tools to reach out to Read More »

The protests are working

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February 7, 2017

There’s a developing narrative across the country: The protests are working. On many issues of concern to the human needs community, ranging from health care to immigration to efforts to fighting discrimination, a hostile executive branch finds itself backtracking and on the defensive. Perhaps the first journalist to take note of this narrative on a Read More »

Human Needs Report: Immigration, cabinet picks, the ACA and more

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February 6, 2017

Congress has been in session for just over a month now, and the Trump Administration is just a couple of weeks old. CHN just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report, with a look at what they’ve been up to – and how advocates have responded – in what’s been a busy beginning Read More »

CHN Applauds Boycott of Price Confirmation Vote

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January 31, 2017

Earlier today, Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee boycotted the votes to approve the confirmations of Rep. Tom Price for Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and of Steve Mnuchin for Treasury Secretary. CHN opposes Rep. Price’s nomination and applauds the Senators for taking this action, which effectively delayed the votes on Read More »

Mean-spirited and a waste of tax dollars: Trump administration pulls plug on ACA advertising

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January 27, 2017

Late Thursday, the startling news began breaking: In the final, critical week of the 2017 enrollment season for the Affordable Care Act, the Trump administration ordered that outreach and advertising efforts touting the enrollment deadline be halted. The news, first reported in Politico, will tamp down final 2017 enrollment numbers, experts say. That’s because the Read More »

Opposing Rep. Price for HHS Secretary

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January 26, 2017

On Jan. 24, Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) sat before the Senate Finance Committee and made his case for why he should be confirmed as the next Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. A recording of the hearing can be viewed here. Many Democratic senators were unhappy with Rep. Price’s answers, or lack of answers, Read More »

March On!

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January 25, 2017

Editor’s note: This post was written by Leo Nguyen, CHN’s new intern. As the 45th President of the United States was inaugurated last Friday, Washington D.C. witnessed a transition of power from President Obama to President Trump. Across our nation, many people celebrated and many felt defeated. The inauguration was followed by the Women’s March Read More »

More than 1,300 groups tell Congress and Trump: Don’t take America backwards

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January 25, 2017

Earlier today, CHN and more than 1,300 national, state and local groups sent a powerful message to Congress and the Trump Administration: don’t harm low-income people or the programs they depend on. The news release about this action is below. To see a copy of the letter and a list of the signers, click here. To Read More »

Drawing the Women’s March on Washington

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January 24, 2017

Well over a million people attended Women’s Marches in Washington, DC, across the country and the globe. I was one of them, and so was my daughter, Lauren Weinstein, who draws/writes comics for The Village Voice. I hope you will forgive my motherly pride in sharing her depiction of the DC March. We show the Read More »