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

Now’s the Time to Make Health-Insurance Decisions

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-11-07/health-issues/nows-the-time-to-make-health-insurance-decisions/a60173-1 November 7, 2017 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window Open enrollment ends Dec. 7 for Medicare and Dec. 15 for marketplace insurance. (Rhoda Baer/PA AARPWikimedia Commons) HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvanians young … Continued

Get the Word Out About Opportunities to Enroll for Health Insurance—Open Enrollment

From Moms Rising (https://www.momsrising.org/): It’s time to #KeepMarching and use our outside voices for health care! President Trump and his administration have taken some terrible steps this year to sabotage our health care, limit consumer access to information, and confuse … Continued

Let the Government Negotiate Drug Prices—and Use Savings to Bolster ACA

From the Economic Policy Institute (http://www.epi.org/): In EPI’s Working Economics blog, EPI’s Bivens lauds Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Democratic colleagues in the Senate and the House for pushing meaningful health care reform by introducing the Medicare Drug Price Negotiation … Continued

Tell PA Senators: Support Bipartisan Alexander-Murray Health Care Bill

From Moms Rising (https://www.momsrising.org/): Earlier this month, President Trump further sabotaged the Affordable Care Act when he announced would stop making Cost Sharing Reduction (CSR) payments to insurance companies. This is horrible. If this continues, costs for marketplace consumers will … Continued

Trump Takes Further Steps to Sabotage the ACA

Posted at https://www.clasp.org/blog/trump-takes-further-steps-sabotage-aca By Lena O’Rourke Since he came into office, President Trump has taken a series of deliberate actions to undermine the Affordable Care Act (ACA), such as cutting back on advertising and funding for “navigators” who help people apply for … Continued

51 Senators Vote to Slash Medicaid in Order to Pay for Tax Cuts for the Rich

Posted at https://www.chn.org/2017/10/20/51-senators-vote-slash-medicaid-order-pay-tax-cuts-rich/#.WepJdVtSwdU By Deborah Weinstein October 20, 2017 They also voted to cut Medicare, education, housing assistance, job training, home heating/cooling assistance, SNAP, Meals on Wheels, Head Start, environmental and public health protections, child care, help for people with disabilities… … Continued

What’s in the Alexander-Murray Health Care Stabilization Package?

Posted at http://familiesusa.org/blog/2017/10/whats-alexander-murray-stabilization-package Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Eliot Fishman, Senior Director of Health Policy Claire McAndrew, Director of Campaign Strategy On October 17, Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander and Democrat Sen. Patty Murray announced an agreement on a bipartisan package of … Continued