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Health Care

Anniversary of Health Care Law Inspires Show of Support from Advocates and Beneficiaries

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

One year after President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, events around the country are highlighting how millions of people are benefiting from the law, providing an opportunity to reinvigorate supporters and to push back against those seeking to repeal or defund of some or all of its provisions. The ACA will expand health … Read More

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Civil Rights Coalition Opposes Legislation to Repeal Health Care Reform Law

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights sent a letter to the House of Representatives today opposing proposed legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which the coalition calls “vital to improving the health of our nation’s most underserved communities.” The Leadership Conference believes that access to health care is a basic human right. … Read More

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Report Card Finds Most States Falling Short on Women’s Health

Friday, December 10, 2010

Despite some progress, the majority of states received an “unsatisfactory” grade in an annual report card on women’s health issued by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC). Only two states – Massachusetts and Vermont – received a “satisfactory” grade, while the District of Columbia and 11 other states received a failing grade. The report, Making … Read More

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Congress Urged to Pass Improved Child Nutrition Program

Monday, July 19, 2010

Guest Post by Sophie Milam This year, Congress is considering legislation that would strengthen several nutrition programs critical to the well-being of our nation’s children. With one in four children struggling with hunger and one in three obese or overweight, reauthorizing the nation’s two cornerstone child nutrition laws – the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 … Read More

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