Tag: health care

Human Needs Report: Closing in on a joint budget resolution, CHIP extension, Estate Tax Repeal and more

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April 28, 2015

CHN just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report, our regular newsletter on national policy issues affecting low-income and vulnerable populations. This edition includes articles on the latest steps in the FY2016 congressional budget resolutions process, the beginning of appropriations season, CHIP extension, and the House repeal of the Estate Tax. See below for the full analysis and Read More »

The Law and Health Care for Millions: Rallying Outside the Supreme Court

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March 6, 2015

Dr. Alice Chen is executive director of Doctors for America. She and Ron Pollack, who directs Families USA, were among the key leaders organizing a rally in front of the Supreme Court while oral arguments were going on that might determine the fate of the Affordable Care Act. Alice’s smile (at the right) embodied the Read More »

Human Needs Report: President’s FY16 Budget Request Paves Road for Needed Investments

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February 10, 2015

This week the Coalition on Human Needs released a special edition of the Human Needs Report analyzing the President’s FY2016 budget request. The report provides an overview of the White House budget with sections on taxes, revenues, and select departmental funding that most directly impact low-income and other disadvantaged populations.  The President’s budget is built from Read More »

Head Smacker: House Jeopardizes Health Insurance for Workers While Claiming to Help Them

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January 13, 2015

The House used the first week of the new Congressional session to pass a bill that puts health coverage and paychecks for Americans workers at risk and raises the federal deficit by $53 billion. That’s a Head Smacker in and of itself. But what makes this move even more of a Head Smacker is that Read More »

Health for All

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December 12, 2014

Health care is important because….. While the Affordable Care Act is already improving the health and lives of millions of Americans, more than 40 million people in the United States still do not have health insurance. As a result, millions aren’t getting the care they need, jeopardizing both their health and their economic security. Minorities are Read More »

Vivek Murthy for Surgeon General

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December 11, 2014

The Senate should not go home without confirming Dr. Vivek Murthy for Surgeon General.  He has been endorsed by over 100 health organizations, including the American Heart Association, the American Public Health Association, and many associations representing physicians, nurses, and public health experts.  Throughout his career, he has founded organizations that have done effective work Read More »

Death and Taxes: Inevitable for All?

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October 27, 2014

Considering being very rich?  It has a lot of advantages.  Even those two things said to be inevitable – death and taxes – can be stalled, if not evaded altogether. Economists Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman published a paper this month documenting that widening inequality is not just a matter of annual income.  Inequality of Read More »