RELEASED: Senate Bill that Cuts Medicaid Even Deeper!

By Meredith Dodson, Director of U.S. Poverty Campaigns
June 22, 2017

This morning Senate leaders unveiled their health care bill. The new legislation would do even more damage than the House bill passed last month by gutting Medicaid and taking away health coverage from millions. In particular, the Senate’s cuts and caps to Medicaid are worse over time than the House bill, putting health coverage for children, people with disabilities, and seniors at serious risk. We need a strong backlash over the next few days!

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Educating children early matters

By Patrick Makokoro, Founder and Director, Nhaka Foundation
June 21, 2017

Last month, I returned home to Zimbabwe after a whirlwind tour of the U.S. As the Founder and Director of the Nhaka Foundation in Zimbabwe, I work to give hundreds of kids every day the opportunity to experience early childhood education. On my tour, I was an advocate for millions more.

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Congress, be the America that stands up for what’s right

By Rackel Nderi
June 19, 2017

When I was eight, I came home from school one day and found my bags had been packed. Before I knew it, I was on a plane that would take me from Kenya, my home, halfway across the world to the United States. I left everything – and almost everyone – that had I ever known.

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Stop the Senate’s Hidden Plan to Take Health Care from Millions

By Jos Linn, Grassroots Manager, U.S. Poverty Campaigns
June 16, 2017

Beware of backroom deals that put health care at risk for millions. Right now, Senate leaders are working behind closed doors to draft a health care bill they believe will improve coverage and access. But it’s a Trojan Horse. They’ve taken the horrendous House bill and simply concealed it with cosmetic changes so that Americans don’t see the threat until it’s too late. Don’t be fooled – just like the House bill, this plan is disaster waiting to happen.

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