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Fact of the Week: Nearly 8,500 Arkansans have been kicked off Medicaid since Sept. 1 due to harsh time limits

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October 17, 2018

More than 4,100 Arkansans lost Medicaid coverage on Oct. 1, adding to the more than 4,350 adults in the state who were kicked off the Medicaid roles on Sept. 1. These nearly 8,500 adults lost their coverage due to the state’s harsh new work reporting requirements, which require beneficiaries to report at least 80 hours Read More »

How to Help Rural America: Senate Democrats Hold a Rural Summit

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September 28, 2018

Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Jon Tester (D-MT) were interviewing author Sarah Smarsh at a Rural Summit held by Senate Democrats on September 27. Ms. Smarsh was describing the isolation she felt growing up poor in rural Kansas. Her mother was 17 when Sarah was born. There was no Family and Medical Leave Act, no Read More »

Fact of the Week: Drop in uninsured rates for low-income rural residents is three times larger in Medicaid expansion states

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September 26, 2018

The uninsured rate for low-income adults has decreased in the last several years across America, thanks in large part to the Affordable Care Act. But small towns and rural areas of states that have expanded Medicaid have seen the sharpest decline in uninsured rates. That’s one of the findings of a new report from the Read More »

President Trump’s Labor Day contempt for workers

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August 31, 2018

It’s Labor Day Weekend. President Trump has just ordered a pay freeze for federal workers to start in January. Although of course his action is particularly brazen coming just before a national celebration of workers, it is far from the only expression of contempt for workers coming out of the Trump Administration. Here’s what he Read More »

Comment now to stop thousands from being kicked off Medicaid

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August 14, 2018

If the Trump Administration and some state officials have their way, hundreds of thousands of low-income people could be kicked off Medicaid and left without any health insurance coverage. That’s because several states are pushing to add harsh work requirements to Medicaid assistance. We’ve written in the past and compiled a lot of resources showing 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 »

Supreme Court decision benefits corporations at the expense of workers

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May 23, 2018

“[T]he Supreme Court has dramatically tilted the legal system against the working people, paving the way for corporations to break workplace laws with impunity. … Every American needs to know that the Trump Administration sided not with the workers in this case, but with the corporations that want to strip away workers’ rights.”  The above Read More »

How the House’s SNAP cuts would hurt children

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May 11, 2018

The House is likely to vote as soon as next week on the Farm Bill, legislation that includes the reauthorization of SNAP/food stamps. Despite historically being a bipartisan bill, the version put forth by the House GOP leaders this year includes sweeping, even stricter work requirements for recipients than those that are already in place. Read More »

Fact of the Week: Nearly 70 percent of critical human needs programs have lost ground since FY10

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May 8, 2018

Afterschool programs for children cut by nearly 10 percent. Juvenile justice programs cut by more than 40 percent. Housing for the elderly cut by 28 percent; housing for people with disabilities cut by one-third. Heating and cooling assistance for low-income people cut by more than one-third (38 percent). Out of the 181 programs tracked by Read More »

The Human Needs Report: FY18 spending cuts, balanced budget amendment, threats to SNAP, and more

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April 23, 2018

CHN just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for pieces on FY18 spending cuts, FY19 budget work, attacks on SNAP, work requirements, consumer protections, prevention services for children, and more. Click here for a PDF version. White House Wants to Take Back Some Just-Approved FY18 Funding Despite the fact that Congress finally passed and the President Read More »