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Press Release: Medicaid Letter Signed by Over 1300 Catholic Sisters, Priests and Brothers Delivered to Pennsylvania Governor Today

he letter, which is being hand-delivered to Governor Corbett’s office today, pointed out that refusing to expand Medicaid would “breach the moral duty” to Pennsylvania’s families in need. Read more

Press Release: NETWORK Responds to HHS Accommodations Regarding Contraceptive Services and Religious Employers

NETWORK applauds today’s announcement of new exemptions to mandated contraception coverage as fresh evidence of the Obama administration’s clear commitment to addressing religious concerns that were raised last year.  Read more

Medicaid Expansion: Much to Celebrate, Much Still to Do

Dec 17, 2012 | By Ellen Albritton

On November 29, 2012, a broad coalition of advocates in Missouri, including many NETWORK members, had much to celebrate, as Governor Jay Nixon publically announced his support for Medicaid expansion in Missouri.  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

Toolkit: Medicaid Expansion

NETWORK invites all nuns, and we are all nuns, to form teams of activists for Medicaid expansion in your state. Read more

Press Release: NETWORK Elated by Healthcare Decision

NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby, is extremely pleased that the Supreme Court has risen above partisan politics to uphold the constitutionality of President Obama’s healthcare reform law. This decision is nothing short of historic. Read more

Blog: The Children's Defense Fund's (CDF) Cradle to Prison Pipeline Campaign

Jul 07, 2014 | By Carolyn Burstein, NETWORK Communications Fellow

If you are not already familiar with the CDF's nationwide campaign, launched back in 2007, we urge you to check out the its website for national and state-level information -- as well as CDF President Marian Wright Edelman's weekly Child Watch column in the Huffington Post. Not only do I support this ongoing campaign for social justice, but I notice how it dovetails with so many of NETWORK's own initiatives, primarily our efforts to reduce inequality in this country.

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Real-life Costs of Failure to Expand Medicaid in 24 States

The Council of Economic advisory has just released a sobering report entitled Missed Opportunities: The Consequences of State Decisions Not to Expand Medicaid. It show that states that refuse to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act hurt the health and financial wellbeing of a large number of their residents.

Opposition to Medicaid expansion is based on politics rather than the wellbeing of the people in those states. That is deeply reprehensible.

Blog: Let's Rejoice in Health Care Achievements over the Past Few Years

Jun 23, 2014 | By Carolyn Burstein, NETWORK Communications Fellow

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was strongly supported by NETWORK, which played an important role in getting it passed by both houses of Congress despite its unanimous rejection by congressional Republicans. It was signed into law in March 2010 by President Obama. Without doubt, it is the most significant overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system since the passage of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965.

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Blog: Why Is Extending the Sign-up Time for Health Insurance Causing Such an Outcry?

Mar 27, 2014 | By Carolyn Burstein, NETWORK Communications Fellow

The Obama Administration said on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, that all those who have tried to apply but had difficulty due to a technical problem, special circumstance or a complex case, would be given until mid-April (left relatively vague for now, but dependent on the number of people involved) to enroll in healthcare in the federal marketplace.

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