Tag: Affordable Care Act

Deadlines.

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December 7, 2018

There’s a lot going on right now, and a lot at stake. Here’s a short guide to a number of important deadlines that are rapidly approaching. Monday, Dec. 10 is the deadline for submitting comments regarding the Trump Administration’s dangerous public charge proposal. The Trump Administration’s change to the public charge rule would create a Read More »

Help us spread the word: Dec. 15 is the deadline for Open Enrollment in Marketplace Coverage

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December 3, 2018

Help us spread the word: Dec. 15 is the deadline for Open Enrollment in Marketplace Coverage. Dec. 15 is the deadline for signing up for comprehensive health plans that will take effect on Jan. 1, 2019. The Trump Administration, never a fan of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), has cut the time available to enroll, Read More »

Resources from around the Coalition: 2018 Election Analysis and Public Charge

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November 29, 2018

Editor’s note: The following piece was written by Makenna Whitworth, CHN’s Fall 2018 intern. Makenna is a senior majoring in political science at Brigham Young University. By Makenna Whitworth The 2018 election results are in and human needs advocates achieved progress on a number of issue fronts through ballot questions. We are eager to see what Read More »

10 things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving

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November 21, 2018

In these times, it sometimes feels like there are many more things to be unthankful for than thankful. The fires out west that have taken the lives of so many. The shootings…again…and again…and again. The undercurrents of racism, xenophobia, and anti-Semitism that accompanied our recent elections and are encouraged, or at least tolerated, by some Read More »

Expected in 2019: Five more Medicaid expansion states. And more could follow.

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November 13, 2018

More than 800,000 residents in five states could soon be covered by Medicaid expansion, due in part to last week’s election results and in part to decisions that were made prior to the elections. And more could follow. Let’s do the Medicaid expansion math. As it stands today, 31 states plus D.C. have implemented Medicaid Read More »

CHN: Whose Interests Will Whitaker Protect?

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November 8, 2018

Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs, issued the following statement Thursday in response to Wednesday’s interim appointment of Matt Whitaker as Acting U.S. Attorney General: “The Attorney General of the United States, whether interim or not, is not the President’s lawyer. He, or she, is the nation’s lawyer. It is critically Read More »

In a tough election season, human needs advocates mark progress

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November 8, 2018

“When people were selling the politics of fear and division and destruction, we were talking about hope. We were talking about the politics of joy.” — U.S. Rep-Elect Ilhan Omar. Despite a backdrop of xenophobia, anti-Semitism, and racism, human needs advocates achieved progress on a number of issue fronts in this week’s elections. From health care Read More »

CHN on the 2018 Election: Voters Want Health Care and the Economy to Work for Them

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November 7, 2018

Editor’s Note: Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs, issued the following statement Wednesday in response to Tuesday’s election results: “Across the nation, voters spoke loudly in favor of protecting and expanding health care, for fair wages and fair voting. Most do not think last year’s tax cuts are helping them. There Read More »

Resources from around the Coalition: Health care, tax cuts, affordable housing, and more

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October 25, 2018

Editor’s note: The following piece was written by Makenna Whitworth, CHN’s Fall 2018 intern. MaKenna is a senior majoring in political science at Brigham Young University. Election Day is less than two weeks away, and while Senators and Representatives are home working to get their constituents out to vote, advocates from around the Coalition continue to Read More »

New study shows expanding Medicaid improves access to care for low-income adults

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October 19, 2018

We know that states that expanded their Medicaid program have far fewer uninsured working-age adults. Now, thanks to a new study from the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO), we know that such health insurance coverage is leading to better access to care. Data released by the U.S. Census Bureau in September showed that in 2017 Read More »