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CBO Gives Congress One More Reason to Support Alexander-Murray Bill

A bipartisan bill that seeks to stabilize health insurance markets got some welcome news from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) this week. Sponsored by Senators Alexander (R-TN), Murray (D-WA),...

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The House CHIP Bill Includes Harmful, Partisan Funding Mechanisms

UPDATE 11/3: The House of Representatives passed the CHIP bill. While Democrats and Republicans agree that funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) should be extended for five year...

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The Republican Tax Plan Opens the Door to Trillions in Health Care Cuts

UPDATE 12/1: The Senate passed its tax bill that would increase the federal deficit by more than $1 trillion and repeal the individual mandate, which would kick 13 million people off of their coverage...

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Tell the Senate to Pass a 5-Year CHIP Bill Now

Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed its bill to extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), a vitally important program that provides health insurance to...

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The Tax Bill’s Sneak Attack on Health Care for Millions

The latest version of the partisan tax bill that Republican leadership is working to rush through Congress presents new dangers to health care and health insurance for millions of families in America....

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Senator Murkowski: Repealing the Individual Mandate Will Make the Insurance Market Worse

Yesterday, Senator Lisa Murkowski—one of the three Republican Senators to stop the repeal of the Affordable Care Act last July—endorsed a policy that would repeal the Affordable Care Act coverage...

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Children’s Health Can’t Wait: Congressional CHIP Briefing

On December 1, Families USA partnered with First Focus to give congressional staff the opportunity to hear how states are handling the unprecedented delay in funding for the Children's Health Insuranc...

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The Tax Bill Is Bad for America’s Health

Update 12/20: Congress passed the tax plan and President Trump will sign it into law soon.  Both the rushed, secretive process used to draft the bill and the bill itself are travesties. The tax p...

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Congress Must Act Quickly to Protect Dreamers and Our Nation’s Future

Central to our core value that every single human being deserves an equitable chance to enjoy the best health possible is that no one is excluded. Not even if they were born outside of the United Stat...

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Congress Must Act Immediately to Pass Long-Term Funding for CHIP

Yesterday marked the 100th day since Congress let funding lapse for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), a critical source of health coverage for many families. Covering 9 million childre...

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