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Bill Highlight: Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act (H.R. 987)

July 18, 2019

By Terrence Kane In May, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 987, a bipartisan omnibus bill that aims to increase healthcare access and lower prescription drug prices. The Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act combines seven bills that affect change across the healthcare arena, primarily broken into two major sections: drug pricing […]

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National Human Services Assembly Launches PolicySource to Build Collaborative Advocacy Around Federal Legislation

July 2, 2019

A New Public Tool for Advocates in the Human Service Sector FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, D.C., JULY 2, 2019 –Today, the National Human Services Assembly (National Assembly) launched PolicySource, an innovative tool to inform the human service sector, and general public, about federal legislation impacting youth, families, people with disabilities, and older adults. The new […]

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Bill Highlight: Stabilize Medicaid and CHIP Coverage Act of 2019 (S. 873)

June 28, 2019

By Carrie O’Foran Each year, many Americans who are eligible and enrolled in Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) experience coverage disruptions, which are periods of time when Medicaid or CHIP recipients lose their insurance. Disruptions occur because some states have renewals more than once a year, creating excess paperwork for enrollees and […]

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Member Highlight: YWCA No Hate, No Fear: Ensuring Safety and Opportunity for Immigrant Women.

May 9, 2019

In April, YWCA celebrated its 13th annual Stand Against Racism, an action campaign that “highlights the injustices faced by immigrant communities,” on Capitol Hill by hosting a policy briefing. Panelists ranged from former members of the Obama administration to local attorneys, and shared valuable insights and everyday stories that solidified the need for a comprehensive […]

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Bill Highlight: People CARE Act (H.R. 841)

April 25, 2019

In January, Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH) introduced the People CARE Act to establish a People-Centered Assistance Reform Effort Commission with the goal to restructure means-tested programs in a way that would transition program recipients off of their benefits. This vast piece of legislation would impact “any federal program that is designed to specifically provide assistance […]

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