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New study shows expanding Medicaid improves access to care for low-income adults

October 19, 2018
Low-income adults in expansion states are less like to report having unmet medical needs, are less likely to forego care because of cost, are more likely to have a usual place of care, and are more likely to receive selected health care services (like getting a flu shot or a blood pressure check) than their peers in states that did not expand Medicaid.
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The spin begins: basic needs programs are blamed for increasing the deficit, when tax cuts are really at fault

October 19, 2018
When the 2017 $1.9 trillion in tax cuts were enacted, many of us predicted that the hole in the budget caused by the lost revenue would be used by the Trump Administration and some in Congress to justify cuts in basic needs programs like Medicaid, Medicare, housing, and SNAP. And we were right.
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Pass on Tax Cuts!

October 9, 2018
In order to ensure the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of December 2017 (TCJA), the GOP expanded a loophole to particularly benefit those who would vote on it: themselves. This includes deficit-hawk Senator Corker (TN), who had been undecided on breaking his promise to not add to the deficit...
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The Human Needs Report: FY19 begins, anti-immigrant rule proposed, reactions to a SCOTUS confirmation, and more

October 8, 2018
The Coalition on Human Needs just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the latest on the FY19 Labor-H bill and other FY19 spending, a proposed anti-immigrant rule, a bill to fight the opioid crisis, tax cuts 2.0, reactions to the Supreme Court confirmation, and more.
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Don’t GUT Michigan’s new paid sick time law!

October 3, 2018
Did you hear the news?! Michigan lawmakers passed a paid sick time law! That may seem like good news at first, but the truth is that it’s not that simple and we can’t totally celebrate...yet. Here’s the scoop: The MI Time to Care coalition collected nearly 400,000 signatures for a strong paid sick...
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Senator Klobuchar (left) and Sarah Smarsh (right) at the Rural Summit

How to help rural America: Senate Democrats hold a Rural Summit

September 28, 2018
Ms. Smarsh was describing the isolation she felt growing up poor in rural Kansas. Her mother was 17 when Sarah was born. There was no Family and Medical Leave Act, no help from the Violence Against Women Act, and long miles to travel to get to medical care.
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We Are MomsRising!

We Are MomsRising: Melissa from Pennsylvania

September 22, 2018
In today’s installment of We Are MomsRising, we talked to Melissa in Pennsylvania about what it is like to find childcare. Read her story below. To learn more about the We Are MomsRising campaign, check out this blog post . As a single mom of a toddler who was starting over in a small town with...
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Moms speaking out against more tax cuts for the 1% and corporations!

September 20, 2018
With everyone’s attention focused on the Supreme Court nomination and the upcoming elections, the U.S. House of Representatives is hoping to sneak through more destructive tax cuts for the wealthy and big corporations! Good thing that moms have eyes in the backs of our heads! [1] And we won’t stand...
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Urge Governor Inslee to invest in early learning for all families

September 20, 2018
BREAKING NEWS: A new study from the Center for American Progress found 83% of parents with children under the age of five struggle to access affordable, high-quality early learning programs for their children. (NOT news to those of us experiencing the childcare crisis, amiright?). And according to...
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Help for North Carolina

NC: Resources for those affected by Hurricane Florence and Ways to Help

September 18, 2018
The devastation and heartbreak Hurricane Florence has brought to North Carolina is hard to comprehend. Even now as the storm leaves our state, North Carolina families are facing flood waters, struggling to find food and clean water, and anxiously wondering when they can return home. Every single...
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