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Medicaid: Oregon

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Oregon is moving forward with Medicaid expansion at this time.

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Medicaid: Washington

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Washington is moving forward with Medicaid expansion at this time.

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Medicaid: Arkansas

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April 17, 2013: A plan to use additional Medicaid dollars to purchase coverage for the uninsured passed both the House and the Senate. Governor Mike Beebe (D) has also been a strong supporter of using these federal dollars to provide health coverage. Pending final approval from HHS, this private option will extend health coverage to all those under 138% of the federal poverty line.

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Medicaid: Louisiana

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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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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

Election 2012: Presidential Candidate Chart

We urge our fellow citizens to see beyond party politics, to analyze campaign rhetoric critically, and to choose their political leaders according to principle, not simply party affiliation or mere self-interest. - Faithful Citizenship, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Read more

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