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Sen. Cory Booker’s Speech at Health Action 2018: No Liberty without Affordable Health Care

"We cannot be a country that believes in life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness if people do not have access to health care. Where is the liberty when you are chained to the fear that if one ...

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Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Speech to the Health Action 2018 Conference

At the 23rd Annual Health Action Conference, ​Sen. Elizabeth Warren laid out a plan for addressing the high health care costs and high health insurance costs that cause pain to so many families....

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Four More Years of CHIP Is Great News for Children and Families

The budget agreement Congress passed in the wee hours of the morning includes more good news for the 9 million children who rely on the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for their health co...

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Still Lurking: Federal Threats to Health Care

Just over a year ago, congressional Republican leadership began its all-out campaign on affordable and comprehensive health care—an effort that morphed and intensified through all of 2017. The unpre...

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Gun Violence Threatens the Health of Our Nation

Fed up with excuses for why policy makers cannot do anything to stop gun violence, Families USA--along with more than 170 national and state partners--are demanding action. Today, we sent a letter to ...

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Congress and the Trump Administration Should Put Their Money Where Their Mouths Are on Gun Violence Research

Back in March, in the wake of just one in a long line of tragic and senseless mass shootings, Families USA organized a letter to Congress signed by more than 170 national and state organizations call...

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Congress Takes Steps to Address Substance Use Disorder; More Action Needed

Substance Use Disorder (SUD) is a massive public health emergency facing the United States, costing tens of thousands of lives per year and touching every community. Over the past few months, Congress...

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Remember: The Real Senate “Repeal and Replace” Bill Only Got 43 Votes in 2017

Most everybody remembers the dramatic middle of the night vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act on July 28 of last year, punctuated by Senator John McCain’s thumbs-down on the Senate floor. And fo...

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Speaking Up for Health Care during Recess and Beyond

Those hottest days of summer have arrived, which means that it's finally the season of congressional recess. The House began its August recess this week and will return to Washington on September 4th...

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Childhood Asthma Advocates Call on EPA to Reconsider Transparency Rule

This week, as part of the Childhood Asthma Leadership Coalition (CALC), Families USA and other coalition members submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) expressing concern wi...

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