Tag: health care

Fact of the Week: 12 facts about the Graham-Cassidy repeal bill

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September 21, 2017

Editor’s note: The following piece was originally published on Families USA’s blog on Sept. 19. For more information and analysis on the horrible ACA repeal bill that the Senate is expected to vote on as early as Sept. 27, see the resources listed at the end of this post. Please take action today: call your senators Read More »

Head Smacker: They’re trying to repeal the ACA…again

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September 20, 2017

Millions of Americans breathed a sigh of relief in July when the Senate failed – by one vote – to repeal the Affordable Care Act. But despite hearing from millions of you, their constituents, before, during, and after their summer recess, Senate leaders are at it again. They are trying one more time to end Read More »

2.5 Million Fewer Poor People in 2016; Now-threatened programs made the difference

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September 12, 2017

The poverty rate declined to 12.7 percent in 2016, down from 13.5 percent in 2015 and from 14.8 percent in 2014, according to new U.S. Census data released Tuesday.  That 2.1 percentage point drop is the largest two-year decline since 1969. Since 2014, the number of people in poverty has dropped by more than 6 Read More »

What to look for in the new Census Bureau data

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September 11, 2017

Editor’s note: On Tuesday, Sept. 12, the U.S. Census Bureau will release its annual estimates of poverty, household income and health insurance coverage for 2016.  What follows is a description both of trends CHN will be examining from the 2016 data, and questions CHN will be raising about the future of poverty and prosperity in Read More »

Security and Stability: The Importance of Paid Leave

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September 8, 2017

In 1992, Lauren and her husband Steve, of Mercerville, New Jersey, welcomed their daughter Stephanie to the family.  They didn’t know it at the time, but they would become the textbook argument for paid family and medical leave, both in their home state and across the country. “Like most expectant mothers, I thought I would Read More »

Using the new poverty, income and health insurance data: a practical guide

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August 17, 2017

On September 12 and 14, the Census Bureau will release its annual poverty, income and health insurance survey data. That’s why on Thursday, September 7th, 3:00 – 4:30 pm ET, CHN will host a handy webinar to show you how to use the local, state, and national findings. You’ll get brilliant predictions and insights about Read More »

CHN on health care repeal vote: ‘They responded to the facts. They served the national interest.’

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July 28, 2017

Editor’s note: The following statement was issued by CHN Executive Director Deborah Weinstein Friday in response to the Senate’s rejection of the health care repeal bill. Senators Collins, McCain and Murkowski deserve our profound thanks, along with the entire Democratic Caucus. They voted in the interests of their constituents; they responded to the facts; they Read More »

‘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 »