Tag: health care

Progress in Fighting Poverty Slows — And for the First Time in Years, the Number of Uninsured Americans Does Not Significantly Decline

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September 12, 2018

Editor’s note: CHN on Wednesday, Sept. 12 issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Census Bureau’s latest census and poverty data. For more information, please visit our 2017 Census and Poverty Data Resource Page. After years of progress, the decline in the poverty rate slowed between 2016 and 2017, according to U.S. Census Read More »

Join Us: Sept. 6 CHN Webinar To Preview New Census Data

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August 21, 2018

Unemployment is down, but workers’ pay is losing ground. Did low-income people make gains in 2017? What is helping? What is standing in the way? On Thursday, Sept. 6 from 2-3:30 p.m. ET, CHN will host its annual Census webinar to help prepare advocates for the new data coming out the following week, on Sept. Read More »

The Human Needs Report: House Labor-H bill, migrant family amendments, a SCOTUS nominee, threats to the ACA, and more

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July 23, 2018

CHN just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the latest on the House Labor-H bill and other FY19 spending, migrant family separations, proposed SNAP cuts, reactions to the Supreme Court nominee, threats to the ACA, and more. Click here for a PDF version.       House Spending Panel Passes Labor-HHS-Education Read More »

Why We Do the Work We Do Together

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July 16, 2018

The CHN office is always a flurry of activity. With a small staff and so much to do to protect and expand basic needs programs that help our low-income neighbors, there’s no time to sit still. This week is even busier as we take care of final preparations for our Human Needs Hero reception on Thursday, July 19th, where Read More »

Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination: A threat to health care, workers, consumers — and even to the rule of law

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July 10, 2018

Editor’s note: Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs, issued the following statement Tuesday, July 10 in response to the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court: “The nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court poses grave risks to workers, consumers, and all Americans who seek legal Read More »

In cynical move, Kentucky Governor Bevin cuts vision and dental care to retaliate against court’s Medicaid ruling

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July 6, 2018

Editor’s note: This piece was written by Patrick Willard, Senior Director of State and National Strategic Partnerships at Families USA. It was originally published on Families USA’s blog on July 3. For more information on the Kentucky case, see this post from CLASP. For more information on other states that are seeking to add restrictions Read More »

The Human Needs Report: Defeating SNAP Cuts, Rescissions Package on Deck, Consumer Protections Wins and Losses, and More

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May 21, 2018

CHN just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for pieces on defeating harmful cuts to SNAP/food stamps, a spending cuts package in the House, one win and one loss for consumer protections, and more. Click here for a PDF version. House Could Vote on Spending Cuts Package this Week The House Read More »

CHN urges Congress to reject Trump cuts that undermine children’s health program and break agreement to lift spending caps to meet needs

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May 8, 2018

Editor’s note: Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs, issued the following statement Tuesday, May 8 in response to the Trump Administration’s rescissions package:  “The members of the Coalition on Human Needs urge Congress to reject the $15.4 billion rescissions package proposed by the Trump Administration. It includes cuts to the Children’s Read More »

Why work requirements won’t work

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April 26, 2018

28-year-old “Jerry” is a white male, divorced with two sons, and a high school dropout. He began drinking alcohol and using marijuana when he was 14, and by age of 19 had expanded his addiction to include heroin, pills, and cocaine. He’s failed twice to complete inpatient treatment programs, one of which cost his family Read More »

Trump’s immigration policies threaten children and our collective future

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April 9, 2018

Editor’s note: The Coalition on Human Needs is participating in the Children’s Blog Carnival, hosted and sponsored by the Children’s Leadership Council.  Today’s post is authored by the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP). Previous carnival blogs have focused on  the plight of Puerto Rican children in the wake of Hurricane Maria; “grandfamilies,” grandparents or Read More »