Grassroots Resistance Credited as Republicans Forced to Postpone AHCA Vote

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/03/23/grassroots-resistance-credited-republicans-forced-postpone-ahca-vote Published on Thursday, March 23, 2017 by Common Dreams House vote moved to Friday, but with Republicans across the political spectrum unhappy with details of the AHCA, and mounting public opposition, the bill’s passage seems tenuous By … Continued

Supports for Individuals with Disabilities Are at Risk

Posted at http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-supports/in-focus/supports-for-individuals-with-disabilities-are-at-risk March 15, 2017 By Nune Phillips  The American Health Care Act (AHCA), sweeping legislation that would undo historic health care gains, is being rushed through Congress by House Republicans. If passed, it would have devastating consequences for vulnerable … Continued

Calls Still Needed: Tell PA Representatives to Vote NO on ACA Repeal/AHCA

From Insure PA (http://www.insurepa.org/): It’s been a dramatic 24 hours. As of yesterday, we heard that Congressional leadership had delayed the House vote on the bill that would dismantle Medicaid & strip 24 million Americans of their health coverage.  Now, we are hearing … Continued

Repeal of the Affordable Care Act: A $31 Billion Tax Cut for a Handful of the Wealthiest Taxpayers

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2017/march/repeal-affordable-care-act-31-billion-tax-cut-handful-wealthiest-taxpayers Mar 20, 2017 03:34 pm | Mark Price In Pennsylvania, the top 1% of families have captured just over half of all the growth in market incomes between 1979 and 2013 (Figure A above). As we have … Continued

Act TODAY: Tell Your Representative—Oppose ACA Repeal and Replacement

From the Coalition on Human Needs (http://www.chn.org): House committees have approved an extreme bill that will deny health coverage to millions of people, and make additional millions pay thousands of dollars more for their insurance – more than many will … Continued

New Report Confirms Assumptions About PA Coverage Losses Under GOP Health Care Plan

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2017/march/new-report-confirms-assumptions-about-pa-coverage-losses-under-gop-health-care-plan Mar 17, 2017 07:00 pm | Marc Stier A new study from the Center for America Progress estimates that 970,000 fewer Pennsylvanians will have health insurance if the GOP health care plan is adopted by Congress. The … Continued

Can Ds & Rs Agree to Health Care for All Children?

From Public Citizens for Children and Youth (http://www.pccy.org): PCCY published a piece making the argument for realizing Dream Care now. Find it at http://www.pccy.org/news/gop-dems-agree-protect-every-child-march-10-2017/. AAP Calls for Protection of Immigrant Children The American Academy of Pediatrics released a compelling policy statement … Continued

Gil Lykens’ Story: Exhibit A in the Case for Preserving Medicaid

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2017/03/14/gil-lykens-story-exhibit-case-preserving-medicaid/#.WMqo228rIdU By David Elliot March 14, 2017 Editor’s note: Congress is considering repeal of the Affordable Care Act, and is debating major structural changes, and perhaps significant cuts, to Medicaid, which serves 74 million Americans. Voices for Human Needs is reaching … Continued

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