Tag Archives: uninsured

Fact of the Week: Percentage of Uninsured Drops Significantly Since ACA Took Effect

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2015/08/12/fact-of-the-week-percentage-of-uninsured-drops-significantly-since-aca-took-effect/#.VctRAPlViko By Lecia Imbery August 12, 2015 Fewer than 12 percent of Americans remain uninsured in the first half of 2015, a sharp decline from over 17 percent in 2013 before the Affordable Care Act’s major expansion initiatives took … Continue reading

Posted in Health Care | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

PHAN Annual Health Care Conference—September 20-21, Harrisburg

From the Pennsylvania Health Access Network (http://www.pahealthaccess.org): Get out your calendar and mark off September 20th and 21st! Join state and federal officials, policymakers, health care advocates and policy experts in Harrisburg for the 7th annual PHAN conference. Register today at http://pahealthaccess.org/2015conference for … Continue reading

Posted in Health Care | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Cover the Commonwealth with Medicaid Expansion

From Project H.O.M.E. (http://www.projecthome.org): Right now, Pennsylvania has a historic opportunity to offer 800,000 Pennsylvanians health insurance through Medicaid Expansion. This will provide peace of mind for thousands of low-income families and individuals, AND create hundreds of jobs, save the … Continue reading

Posted in Health Care, Take Action | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Number of Uninsured Up Another Million

Posted at http://www.healthcare-now.org/number-of-uninsured-up-another-million/   September 16, 2011   By John Gever for MedPage Today –   A record 49.9 million Americans were without health insurance during 2010, up almost 2% from the 49.0 million uninsured in 2009, the Census Bureau … Continue reading

Posted in Health Care | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Coalition on Human Needs Declares the Recession is Not Over for a Record-Breaking 46.2 Million Poor Americans

From the Coalition on Human Needs (http://www.chn.org):   In the aftermath of the Census poverty data release, check out CHN’s Poverty Day 2011 page (http://www.chn.org/issues/statistics/povertyday2011.html) for analyses from many organizations and other resources.   More than 100 Million are Poor … Continue reading

Posted in Economic Justice, Resources | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

For Record Number of Americans, Recession Is Far From Over

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org):   National poverty rate hit 15.1% last year, the highest level since 1993   As the recession took its toll last year, more Americans fell into poverty, saw their incomes decline and … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Economic Justice, families, Human Needs | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Is Poverty a Death Sentence?

By Senator Bernie Sanders Posted: 9/13/11 03:39 PM ET   The crisis of poverty in America is one of the great moral and economic issues facing our country. It is very rarely talked about in the mainstream media. It gets … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Economic Justice, families, federal budget, Human Needs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Census Survey Shows Troubling Trends in Health Care

From Families USA (http://www.familiesusa.org):   Earlier this week, the Census Bureau released its annual Current Population Survey. The Census Bureau data on health insurance reflects three negative trends: The number of American workers with job-based health coverage has declined to … Continue reading

Posted in Health Care | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Urge Super Committee Member Senator Toomey and the PA Congressional Delegation to Protect Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act

From Families USA (http://www.familiesusa.org):   The debt ceiling agreement reached in early August established a 12-member “super committee” charged with finding $1.5 trillion in deficit reduction by November 23. The first organizational meeting of the super committee was held on … Continue reading

Posted in federal budget, Health Care, Take Action | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Healthcare Navigator/Organizer—Philadelphia Unemployment Project (hiring immediately)

From the Philadelphia Unemployment Project (http://www.philaup.org/):   Healthcare Navigator/Organizer: Description   The Philadelphia Unemployment Project has a long history of advocating for access to health care for the uninsured.  We are currently hiring for a Health Care Navigator/Organizer to assist … Continue reading

Posted in Advocacy Jobs, Health Care | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment