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The Need for SNAP is a Circumstance, Not a Value Judgment

(The Washington Post, July 8, 2014) Darlene Cunha found herself applying for SNAP, WIC and Medicaid after she was affected by the Recession and the housing market crash, which drastically reduced the value of the home she and her husband … Continue reading

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What to Make of the Fiscal Cliff Deal?

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org): Posted by Sharon Ward at http://thirdandstate.org/2013/january/what-make-fiscal-cliff-deal on January 3, 2013 1:42 pm The agreement reached by President Obama and Congress on January 1 was both historic and disappointing — and it leaves much unsettled. The urgency … Continue reading

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Protect Health Care in the Fiscal Reduction Fight

From Families USA (http://www.familiesusa.org): It’s time for Congress to grow our middle class, strengthen our economy, and add jobs. Our leaders also have to make some tough decisions when it comes to deficit reduction. But while some in Congress have … Continue reading

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Medicare for All—Single Payer Healthcare—Will Protect Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security

From Healthcare-NOW! (http://www.healthcare-now.org/): The Presidential election is over but the fight to save Medicare intensifies. While Romney and Ryan campaigned for turning Medicare into a private voucher system, support for privatization comes from both sides of the aisle. Just because … Continue reading

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Tell Senator Casey to Support the SAVE for All Letter

From NETWORK (http://www.networklobby.org): Recently, NETWORK lobby staff Sister Marge Clark and Rachael Travis met with Senator Casey’s staff to discuss the SAVE for All letter. At NETWORK, we believe that the SAVE for All letter is a way to encourage our … Continue reading

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Nightmare on Main Street—October 29, Pittsburgh

From the Pennsylvania Health Access Network (http://www.pahealthaccess.org): Carving Up Medicaid: A Scary Prospect for Seniors, People with Disabilities & Health Care Workers A possibility so frightening, we are doing the training in the daytime! Medicaid provides quality long-term care for … Continue reading

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Census: Fewer Americans Lacked Health Insurance in 2011

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org): Jointly released by the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center and Keystone Research Center Affordable Care Act’s Coverage for Young Adults, Public Coverage for Children Helping Drive Trend HARRISBURG, PA (September 12, 2012) … Continue reading

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Even With SNAP/Food Stamps and Other Assistance, Poor Single Moms Still Struggle

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): Full story posted at NPR, July 11, 2012 (http://www.npr.org/2012/07/11/155103593/to-beat-odds-poor-single-moms-need-wide-safety-net); NPR, July 10, 2012 (http://www.npr.org/2012/07/10/155103564/cycle-of-poverty-hard-to-break-in-poorest-u-s-city) Although single mother Jennifer Stepp receives SNAP/Food Stamps and Medicaid, she still finds it a struggle to escape … Continue reading

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Final 2012-13 Budget Analysis: Failing to Invest in a Stronger PA Economy

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org): July 13, 2012 The General Assembly has enacted a 2012-13 state budget that restores some of the cuts proposed by Governor Tom Corbett to public schools, universities and other services, while leaving … Continue reading

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What the Affordable Health Act Means for You

From PathWays PA (http://www.pathwayspa.org): Following the recent Supreme Court Decision on the Affordable Care Act, we thought we would remind you of how it may affect your life.  Below is a timeline of when aspects of the bill have or will … Continue reading

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