Tag: health care

‘We have witnessed firsthand…the lack of quality, affordable healthcare in this country’

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July 24, 2017

On the eve of a key procedural vote on health care, 7,150 Catholic Sisters from all 50 states and Washington, D.C. have sent a message to the Senate: Don’t pass any proposal that repeals the Affordable Care Act or cuts Medicaid. The 7,150 Sisters each signed a letter to all 100 Senators stating, “We, 7,150 Read More »

Human Needs Report: ACA repeal vote this week, FY18 budget and spending work, and more

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July 24, 2017

CHN just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for articles on the Senate’s latest efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the House FY18 budget blueprint, House and Senate spending work, and efforts to repeal a new consumer financial protection rule. Click here for a PDF version of the Human Read More »

The GOP on health care: Maybe they should quit while they’re behind?

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July 18, 2017

Pop quiz: Question: What’s worse than the American Health Care Act (AHCA) of 2017, which passed the House on a 217-213 vote? Answer: The Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) of 2017. Question: What’s worse than the BCRA? Answer: The second version of the BCRA, which included “the Cruz amendment.”  This amendment would have allowed Read More »

The People’s Filibuster to Stop #Trumpcare

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July 18, 2017

Chanting “Cruz care is fake insurance!”, “Stand up! Fight back!”, and “Shame!”, hundreds of opponents of the Senate health care legislation rallied near the U.S. Capitol Monday. The “People’s Filibuster to Stop #Trumpcare” was organized by MoveOn, Planned Parenthood, SEIU and the Center for American Progress Action Fund. The crowd first heard from the “little Read More »

GOP budget would cause irreparable damage – but there is a way out

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July 14, 2017

Editor’s note: The following op-ed by CHN Executive Director Deborah Weinstein appeared in The Hill Friday, July 14. Earlier this week, more than 1,500 local, state and national groups delivered a letter to Congress urging members to avoid draconian cuts in the fiscal year 2018 budget proposal advancing in the House. These groups, including service providers, faith Read More »

Latest Version of Senate Health Care Bill Fundamentally the Same as Previous Versions

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July 14, 2017

Editor’s note: This piece was written by Families USA’s Eliot Fishman, Senior Director of Health Policy, Dee Mahan, Director of Medicaid Initiatives, and Lydia Mitts, Associate Director of Affordability Initiatives. It was originally posted on Families USA’s blog on July 14.  For more information, see this full analysis from Families USA. Also, see how many Read More »

Working together to keep Congress’s #HandsOff

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July 12, 2017

At the Coalition, we know the importance of working together and fighting for what’s right with one voice. The past few months have proven this to be true now more than ever. Marches and rallies in support of women’s rights, climate action, Medicaid and more, both here in D.C. and around the country, have led Read More »

Latinos have much to lose under Senate GOP health care bill

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July 7, 2017

Editor’s note: This piece was originally posted on the National Council of La Raza’s blog on June 23. As the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, the National Council of La Raza works to build a stronger America by creating opportunities for Latinos. NCLR is one of two honorees we Read More »

Why an attack on Medicaid is an attack on Maine’s people

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July 7, 2017

Editor’s note: The following op-ed, by Dr. Cathleen London and CHN’s Deborah Weinstein, appears today in the Portland Press Herald. One of us is a doctor in Milbridge, battling on the front lines of the opioid epidemic. The other is executive director of a human needs advocacy group in Washington, D.C., battling on the front Read More »

Casey Foundation to Policymakers: Don’t Backtrack on Gains for U.S. Children

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June 30, 2017

Expanded access to health care and tools such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC) have improved the well-being of our country’s children. That’s the conclusion of a new report issued by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book shows steady improvements in several areas of Read More »