Sign Letter to Senator Toomey–Urge Him to Oppose Senate Health Care Proposal

Please join us by signing on to a letter that expresses the following to Senator Toomey: We have grave concerns about the future of the Medicaid program under current proposals to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. We strongly … Continued

How Medicaid Caps Would Impact Seniors

Posted at https://www.chn.org/2017/06/22/how-medicaid-caps-would-impact-seniors/#.WUvowuvysdU By National Council on Aging June 22, 2017 Editor’s note: This piece was written by Joe Caldwell, PhD, the Director of Long-Term Services and Supports Policy at National Council on Aging. It was originally published on NCOA’s blogon June 19.  … Continued

Court Ruling Called Victory for Environmental Rights

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-06-22/environment/court-ruling-called-victory-for-environmental-rights/a58225-2 June 22, 2017 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled the state must act at all times as a trustee of public natural resources. (Nicholas A. Tonelli/Flickr) … Continued

Report Shows PA Missing Clean Water Goals

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-06-22/environment/report-shows-pa-missing-clean-water-goals/a58225-1 June 22, 2017 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window Pennsylvania is missing goals for reducing agricultural nitrogen and phosphorus pollution. (Dincher/Wikimedia Commons) HARRISBURG, Pa. – Chesapeake Bay is getting cleaner, but … Continued

‘The Sky Didn’t Fall’: Study on Seattle $15 Minimum Wage Proves Critics Wrong

Posted at https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/06/21/sky-didnt-fall-study-seattle-15-minimum-wage-proves-critics-wrong Published on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by Common Dreams “These findings are consistent with the lion’s share of rigorous academic minimum wage research studies” By Jake Johnson, staff writer “Seattle’s minimum wage hike up to $15 didn’t … Continued

Sign Petition to Take On Big Pharma, Drive Down Drug Prices

From Public Citizen (https://www.citizen.org/): “The pharmaceutical industry is getting away with murder.” That’s what Donald Trump said back in January. Now, President Trump is writing an executive order that will keep medicine prices high and increase them abroad. Tell Congress: … Continued

Senate Moving on Health Care—Act Now, and Join a Health Care Vigil Tomorrow!

From the Pennsylvania Health Access Network (http://www.pahealthaccess.org): New vigils added in Harrisburg and Allentown. See other vigils below. NOTE: For a link to what you can do in addition to or if you can’t attend a vigil, go to http://www.pachurchesadvocacy.org/next-two-weeks-crucial-call-senators-to-protect-medicaid/. … Continued

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