New Study Shows How Taxing Rich Saves Lives, While Trump’s Tax Plan… Kills

Posted at https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/11/27/new-study-shows-how-taxing-rich-saves-lives-while-trumps-tax-plan-kills Published on Monday, November 27, 2017 by Common Dreams Study found that candidate Trump’s plan would result in nearly 30,000 added deaths per year from all causes, while a plan put forth by Bernie Sanders would actually … Continued

Take Action to Extend Funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org): Congress has not yet taken action to extend funding for the CHIP program. Organizations all around Pennsylvania are sending a strong message to Congress to act quickly. Take action now at http://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51288/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=23681. In the … Continued

Congressional Inaction Threatens PA Children’s Health Insurance

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-12-01/health-issues/congressional-inaction-threatens-pa-childrens-health-insurance/a60491-1 December 1, 2017 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window Almost 9 million children and 370,000 pregnant women nationwide are covered by CHIP. (Eloisa/Pixabay) HARRISBURG, Pa. – Saturday marks the 25th anniversary … Continued

Say NO to the Senate Tax Bill

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org): The Senate tax cut bill is an assault of economic and political equality as well as Medicare and the Affordable Care Act. Some of the worst features of the Republican tax proposals … Continued

Call TODAY—Tell PA Members of Congress to Reject the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Things are moving fast… The Senate may vote on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act as soon as Thursday, November 30. This tax bill is fundamentally flawed and cannot be fixed – in three big ways: It is irresponsible, growing … Continued

Repeal of ACA Individual Mandate in Senate Tax Bill Increases Offsets Tax Cut for Many PA Families

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org): Increase in health care premiums will mean any tax cut for middle-income Pennsylvania is washed out; wealthy and corporations reap the benefits. Marc Stier, Director of the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, … Continued

GOP Tax Bill Would Trigger $25 Billion in Cuts to Medicare, Warns CBO

Posted at https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/11/14/gop-tax-bill-would-trigger-25-billion-cuts-medicare-warns-cbo Published on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by Common Dreams Senior citizens’ healthcare spending would be on the chopping block to make up for the $1.5 trillion deficit increase brought on by the House tax plan By Julia … Continued

Clergy: Sign Petition to Support CHIP by November 17 at Noon

From the PICO National Network (http://www.piconetwork.org): We’re finally seeing positive movement on a potential bi-partisan agreement to re-authorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for the 9 million low-income children who depend on it for their healthcare. Children’s healthcare is … Continued

The Votes Are In: Medicaid Has Strong Public Support

Posted at https://www.clasp.org/blog/votes-are-medicaid-has-strong-public-support By Suzanne Wikle Once again, Medicaid is the week’s hot topic. On the one hand, the Trump Administration is taking action to reduce access to Medicaid for low-income workers, while on the other hand, voters are saying … Continued