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Hope for Our Nation’s Families as Congress Turns the Page

Today, an important new phase begins in the seemingly endless debates over U.S. health care. For the first time in many years, a committee of the U.S. Congress – the Senate Committee on Health, Educ...

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Congress Must Pass CHIP Funding Soon

Time is running out for Congress to pass legislation that should be easy: extending funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). If Congress doesn’t act to extend CHIP funding, heal...

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Three Things Congress Must Do Now to Protect Marketplaces and Consumers

Following the failed effort in the Senate to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in early September, members on both sides of the aisle came together to find bipartisan solutions to the most pressi...

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The New Version of Graham-Cassidy: Terrible for America’s Families

Update 9/25/17: The new Congressional Budget Office report released late Monday confirms that Graham-Cassidy will take health care from millions of people and take a trillion dollars out of Medicaid....

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Urgent Health Care Business for Congress: CHIP and Community Health Centers

Today’s headlines were about Congress turning its attention to tax reform, but there’s still some critical health care business to take care of. Congress needs to extend funding for the Children...

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With Graham-Cassidy Withdrawn, What’s Next for Health Care?

At least for the next few months, Congress has shelved its attempts to take health insurance away from tens of millions of people through severe and partisan cuts to the ACA and Medicaid. This extraor...

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Another Hidden ACA Attack in Congress

This blog post originally appeared in The Hill. After a decade of fruitlessly besieging the city of Troy, the Greeks seemed to sail away for home, leaving behind a gift. “What lovely sculpture,...

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President Trump’s Executive Order Another Act of ACA Sabotage

President Trump’s Executive Order accomplishes nothing on its own. However, it asks HHS and the Department of Labor to take the Trump Administration’s ACA sabotage campaign to new heights. With le...

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Ending Cost-Sharing Reduction Payments Will Wreak Havoc on Families

Yesterday, President Trump and Acting HHS Secretary Eric Hargan announced the “immediate” end of payments to fund cost-sharing reductions (CSRs). Coming three weeks before open enrollment, this is...

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What’s in the Alexander-Murray Stabilization Package?

Last week, Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander and Democrat Sen. Patty Murray introduced new legislation that represents a constructive, bipartisan step toward strengthening health care. The bill is a b...

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