Tag: health care



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


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 »

In a tough election season, human needs advocates mark progress


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


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


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 »

CHN condemns Trump Administration Memo which could lead to the curtailment of transgender rights, reverse progress


October 24, 2018

Editor’s note: Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs, issued the following statement Wednesday in response to a leaked Trump Administration memo proposing a backward and discriminatory definition of gender. “The New York Times report that the Trump Administration may propose a definition of gender limited to the listing on one’s birth Read More »

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


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 »

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


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


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


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 »