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Medicaid: Louisiana

Status:

July 1, 2012: Following the Supreme Court decision, Governor Bobby Jindal (R) rejected federal funding to provide health coverage for the uninsured. With Republican majorities in both the House and Senate, there is much work to do!

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Medicaid: Texas

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July 9, 2012: Governor Rick Perry (R) has rejected federal funding to provide health coverage for the uninsured. With Republican majorities in the legislature, there is much work to do, but there have been 22 different versions of Medicaid expansion bills filed in the legislature. 

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Medicaid: Arizona

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June 13, 2013: Months after Governor Jan Brewer (R) announced her support for accepting federal funding to provide health coverage to the uninsured, this legislation has now passed both the AZ House and Senate! 

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Blog: Healthcare For All – Is it Constitutional? UPDATE

Mar 30, 2012 | By Mary Ellen Lacy, D.C.

NETWORK continues to fully support the Affordable Care Act. Read more

NETWORK Calls for Dialog: DHHS Rule Provides for Unacceptable and Unintended Consequences

Read NETWORK's response to the administrative rule that will require most health insurance plans to cover contraceptive services. Read more

Preserving Medicare

The Medicare Trustee Report, released on May 13, indicates that the lifetime of the Medicare Trust Fund is five years shorter than previously reported.  Unemployment is one of the causes. Read more

NETWORK Connection Issue on Healthcare: July-August 2009

Read the Connection issue on reforming our healthcare system. Read more

Issues

NETWORK’s issue agenda for the 113th Congress is focused on the issue areas below.

In line with our mission as a Catholic leader in the global movement for justice and peace, NETWORK’s position on each of these issue areas is informed by the principles of Catholic Social Teaching and the lived experience of real people. We especially focus on people struggling at the economic margins and see poverty alleviation as an integral part of our mission.

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