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KHN
National health care spending grew slowly for the second consecutive year in 2010, bringing it in line with growth in the U.S. economy, the Department of Health and ...
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CHN's Executive Director says that when the House Republicans blew up a bipartisan Senate plan to continue unemployment insurance and the payroll tax cut for two ...
Voices for America's Children
Voices for America's Children put together a great list list of encouraging and less encouraging components of the new FY 2012 spending measure in relation to ...
Stateline
With 39 states planning to apply for waivers from some of the requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind law, a report finds that 48 percent of schools across ...
Kaiser Health News
Among the items held up in the end-of-year negotiations is the Medicare physician reimbursement fix, which would prevent a 27 percent cut in doctors' ...
Stateline
Many states seeking a waiver from the 10-year-old education law will be required to overhaul their education policies over the next few months in order to meet ...
KHN
Many domestic programs will feel pain, but Medicaid appears to be part of the "protected" class. Meanwhile, news outlets continue to report on the pending ...
James Heckman, Nobel Prize laureate in economics and the Henry Shultz Distinguished Service professor of economics at the University of Chicago, asserts that current ...
BUDGET AND CHILD ADVOCACY
SparkAction’s Alison Waldman attended an Urban Institute panel of budget and kids’ experts. She observed a very clear difference in the mindset and ...
Half in Ten
Half in Ten has officially started the clock on the goal of cutting poverty in half in 10 years and has tons of resources to help you get involved.
Kaiser Health News
Reuters details a number of the key questions that have surfaced in legal briefs related to the Supreme Court consideration of challenges to the health law. ...
Act 4 Juvenile Justice
  RECOMMENDATIONS ON AMENDMENTS TO H.R. 2112 Submitted by the Act-4-JJ Campaign of the National Coalition for Juvenile ...
Indian Country Media Network
Retired Democratic Sen. Byron Dorgan made headlines when he decided to put $1 million of his unused campaign cash to use establishing a Center for Native American ...
Governor Beebe
Arkansas defaulted on its debt in the 1930s. The painful memory of that experience has been a help to its budget process ever since.
HEALTH
In the wake of this week's Census Bureau report, news outlets report that the dire data about the percentage of Americans living in poverty could feed the ...
French Fries
Rhode Island is joining a small group of states that allow homeless, elderly and disabled to use food stamps at certain fast food restaurants. Arizona, California, ...
State Medicaid directors as well as patient and consumer advocates are detailing the harms that would result from various Medicaid changes under discussion.
President Obama
In his plan to trim the federal deficit, President Barack Obama Monday proposed $320 billion in cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, largely by changing how the federal ...
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The congressional panel charged with cutting the national debt will make decisions that are critical for states, but most of the members have served as state ...
September 20, 2011 We Tweeted, They Answered
How can we offset the long-term impact of today’s unemployment on young Americans? On Friday, September 16, SparkAction submitted this question via Twitter to ...