Tag: Affordable Care Act

Trump’s Medicaid Work Requirements: Meet Real Life

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January 12, 2018

“There’s a stereotype that disability recipients don’t want to work. The reality is very different.” On Jan. 10, the Washington Post published a piece highlighting five Americans who receive federal disability benefits; the quote above is from that piece. Many of the people highlighted in the story talk about how they would like to work, Read More »

Tax Bill Grinch steals Christmas — and threatens America’s lower- and middle-income families

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December 19, 2017

Editor’s note: Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs, issued the following statement Tuesday, Dec. 19 in response to the tax bill passed today by the House and up for a vote in the Senate: “Today the tax bill Grinch stole Christmas and handed it over to corporations and the wealthiest Americans.  Read More »

“Monday is my 34th birthday. I probably won’t have many more.”

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December 18, 2017

Health care advocates rallied at the U.S. Capitol Monday, part of a last-minute effort to defeat massive tax cuts – tax cuts that pose a potentially devastating threat to Medicaid, Medicare and other key programs. In an event that was part protest and part news conference, medical practitioners and patients told story after story of Read More »

Majorly Misplaced Priorities

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December 14, 2017

Tens of thousands of Virginia families are just receiving what could be devastating news in their mailboxes. That’s because earlier this week, Virginia sent letters to families of more than 68,000 children informing them that their children may lose their health insurance at the end of January unless Congress acts to extend funding for the Read More »

Human Needs Report: Tax cut bill, avoiding a shutdown, disaster aid, and more

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December 11, 2017

CHN just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for articles on Congress’s tax cut bill, avoiding a shutdown, disaster aid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, Dreamers, and more. Click here for a PDF version of the Human Needs Report. Negotiations on Final Tax Bill Hit Some Snags House and Senate leaders were expected Read More »

Simplifying the Tax Code, or Simply Trickle-Down Economics?

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November 30, 2017

Editor’s note: The following article, reported by Kalena Thomhave, appears today in the American Prospect. It reinforces many of our own arguments against the GOP tax proposals. Senate Republicans may try to quickly move their tax proposal to a vote this week, attempting to score the GOP’s first legislative victory before the opposition can thoroughly Read More »

10 Things We’re Even More Thankful for This Thanksgiving

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November 20, 2017

Thankfulness isn’t the first sentiment that comes to mind these days. Giant tax cuts for the rich at the expense of the poor. Children’s health insurance in jeopardy. Millions of Americans still suffering in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and other disaster sites. Dreamers at risk of losing their future and their dreams. Let’s face Read More »

Poverty and progress in your state

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November 17, 2017

Editor’s note: This post was written by Esmeralda Ramos, CHN’s Fall intern. Following the Census Bureau’s September release of 2016 poverty data, CHN released a national report, Poverty and Progress: Poverty is Down in the U.S., but New Threats Ahead. The report breaks down Census data demonstrating that progress has been made in decreasing national poverty, Read More »

Human Needs Report: Tax cut bills, disaster aid, anti-immigrant policies, and more

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November 13, 2017

CHN just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for articles on the House and Senate tax cut bills, year-end spending deals, disaster aid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, policies hurting immigrant communities, and more. Click here for a PDF version of the Human Needs Report. House Tax Cut Bill Heads Read More »

These Cuts Hurt

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October 30, 2017

Congress just passed a budget that calls for massive cuts in human needs programs. The devastating effect these cuts would have on millions of Americans is why CHN is cosponsoring the #TheseCutsHurt social media day of action today, Monday, October 30. Members of Witnesses to Hunger and supporters across the country will be will be Read More »