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What are child and youth advocates saying about the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act?
The future of the nation’s largest health insurance program -- Medicaid -- hangs in the balance of the Supreme Court’s decision on the 2010 health law.
Formed to fight nondefense discretionary (NDD) cuts in the federal budget, many human needs organizations have formed an NDD Summit. To accompany a sign-on letter to ...
Coalition on Human Needs
Senator Reid says,  “I am not going to back off the sequestration,” Reid said. “That’s the law we passed."
Learn more about this sequestration, or trigger cuts, in this prezi below from from United Way Worldwide's Lindsay Torrico.
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Lindsey M. Burke, the Will Skillman Fellow in education at The Heritage Foundation, asserts in this commentary that providing educational control to families through ...
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In this webcast series, Washington Post columnist and former speechwriter and senior advisor to President Goerge W. Bush Michael Gerson discusses poverty, ...
Coalition on Human Needs
The Coalition on Human Needs sent thisletter making points to every senator about the budget.
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In a new commentary series on the fight to end childhood hunger and food insecurity in America, Joel Berg, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and ...
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Politicians aren’t looking to curb spending by looking to billionaires like Warren Buffett, Wendy Fontaine says. Instead “[t]hey are looking to people ...
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Because House Republicans included cuts to a provision that coordinates essential nutrition assistance with other safety net programs, 280,000 children would no ...
Voices for America's Children
House committees propose huge cuts to health services, food assistance and other child programs.
Half in Ten
April 17, 2012 The Real Hunger Games
The Senate held a much-publicized vote on the “Buffett Rule,” a basic measure of fairness that would ensure millionaires don’t pay a lower tax rate ...
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Check out this awesome brand new infographic from the National Women's Law Center comparing tax cuts for millionaires to supports for children and families.
Obama & Rep. Ryan
Congress is unlikely to consider legislation that would fundamentally restructure Medicare until a new Congress -- and possibly a new president -- are seated in 2013. ...
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A new report released today by the Coalition on Human Needs for the first time examines the impact of the automatic spending cuts mandated by the Budget Control Act ...
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On a national political scale, severability — the question of whether the health law can stand if the so-called “individual mandate” falls — ...
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Voices for America’s Children launched this campaign in 2011 to oppose cuts to children’s programs during the 2012 budget debate. Through a new Facebook ...
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As the federal government works to bring college costs under control, guest blogger Shayla Price says now is the time for students to follow that lead and create ...
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Just 30 percent of eligible children participate in the program, and only 2 percent are enrolled in Early Head Start, a service for families with infants and ...