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Sister Simone Campbell Speaks to Congress about Poverty

On July 31, Sister Simone Campbell testified about poverty before the House Budget Committee, chaired by Representative Paul Ryan. Read more

Blog: Medicaid Expansion: The Struggle for Healthcare Continues

Nov 07, 2012 | By Ellen Albritton

Despite the great strides made by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), public health and healthcare advocacy does not end with its passage.  Read more

Medicaid: District of Columbia

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June 28, 2012: Following the Supreme Court decision, Mayor Vincent Gray (D) reaffirmed his commitment to accept federal funding to provide health coverage for the uninsured. 

Medicaid: Hawaii

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June 28, 2012: Following the Supreme Court decision, Governor Neil Abercrombie (D) indicated his plans to accept federal funding to provide health coverage for the uninsured. The legislature is also expected to go along with this decision. 

Medicaid: Connecticut

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June 28, 2012: Following the Supreme Court decision, Governor Dan Malloy (D) indicated his plans to accept federal funding to provide health coverage for the uninsured. The legislature is also expected to go along with this decision. 

Medicaid: Rhode Island

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June 28, 2012:  Following the Supreme Court decision, Governor Lincoln Chaffee (I) indicated his plans to accept federal funding to provide health coverage for the uninsured. The legislature is also expected to go along with this decision.  

Medicaid: Massachusetts

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June 28, 2012: Governor Deval Patrick (D) supports accepting federal funding to provide health coverage for the uninsured, as does the legislature. 

Medicaid: New Hampshire

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November 6, 2012: Governor Maggie Hassan (D), who was elected last November, has indicated her support of accepting federal funding to provide health coverage for the uninsured. It is not yet clear whether the legislature, with Republican majorities, will also go along with this decision.

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Medicaid: Vermont

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June 28, 2012: Governor Peter Shumlin supports accepting federal funding to provide health coverage for the uninsured. The legislature is expected to also move forward with this decision. 

Medicaid: Maine

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May 24, 2013: Governor Paul LePage (R) has rejected federal funding to provide health coverage for the uninsured. Lawmakers have passed legislation that would provide this extended health coverage, but Governor LePage has vetoed this legislation. 

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