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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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Reframing newsletter

The Annie E. Casey Foundation Maximizes Reframing Impact with Press Releases

July 11, 2019

As we noted in the last newsletter’s Spotlight, The Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF) recently published its “2019 KIDS COUNT Data Book: State Trends in Child Well-Being” covering child health, education, family and community, and economic well-being indicators at the national and state levels. AECF “is devoted to developing a brighter future for millions of […]

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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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Reframing newsletter

Illinois Collaboration on Youth Offers Well-Framed Budget Statement

June 27, 2019

With many state legislative sessions having recently closed or coming to a close, we thought it would be timely to share the Illinois Collaboration on Youth’s (ICOY) nicely framed statement on the state’s fiscal year 2020 budget. ICOY is a longtime supporter of reframing, having brought workshops and presentations to their members throughout the state […]

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