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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: Happy Fifth Birthday to the Affordable Care Act - One Giant Step Forward to Healthcare for All

Mar 23, 2015 | By Laura Peralta-Schulte

Today we celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and declare once and for all that the ACA is a SUCCESS. 

Unlike the hysteria that surrounded its passage, with critics arguing that it would destroy the U.S. economy, leading to job loss, the fact is that our economy is stronger, jobs are growing, and Americans are more healthcare secure than they have ever been. 

Let’s look at the facts. 

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Blog: Why We Need to Fund the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Now!

Mar 02, 2015 | By Carolyn Burstein, NETWORK Communications Fellow

Funding for CHIP runs out at the end of this fiscal year (September 30, 2015) and without its renewal almost every state will be affected. This is because CHIP is a block grant program in which nearly all states have opted to participate. (The exception is Arizona, which left the program in Jan. 2014).

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Blog: What’s at Stake in the Supreme Court’s Latest Case Considering the Issue of Subsidies in the Affordable Care Act

Feb 13, 2015 | By Carolyn Burstein

In less than three weeks (on March 4) the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case of King v. Burwell – with a decision expected in late spring/early summer. Too few people realize how high the stakes are. Before considering the stakes, let’s be sure we understand the fundamental issues.

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