What’s next for the Affordable Care Act?

Author: Kate Tremont  |  Posted:

With Senate Republicans failing to pass legislation in early August to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), many questions remain about the law’s future and the health insurance coverage of millions of Americans. Here’s a summary of key things to look out for as lawmakers and the Trump Administration decide what to do next. READ MORE >>

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How to Write Letters to the Editor

Author: Ben Shlesinger  |  Posted:

A letter to the editor (LTE) is one of the important advocacy tools that can help bring about positive change in our society. LTEs are printed on the editorial page, which is a frequently read page in the newspaper. READ MORE >>

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House of Representatives passes ‘American Health Care Act’

Author: Deborah Darcy  |  Posted:

On Thursday, May 4, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 217 to 213 to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA); there was no Democratic support for the bill, and 20 Republicans voted against it. The bill is the first step in the Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. READ MORE >>

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New legislation aimed at protecting living donors

Author: Ben Shlesinger  |  Posted:

In March, the Living Donor Protection Act of 2017 was introduced by Reps. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA). The aim of the legislation is to ensure those who are living organ donors are able to find insurance and have job protection when they take the necessary time off for the lifesaving procedure of donating an organ. READ MORE >>

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Connect with your Congressman on Facebook

Author: Tracey Clayborn & Deborah Darcy  |  Posted:

In an effort to increase civic engagement, Facebook rolled out a new feature called Town Hall to help you get in touch with your elected officials. Town Hall pulls up your state, local and federal reps and gives you the option to contact and/or follow them. All you need is a Facebook profile to access the app which even gives you access to call them directly if you choose! READ MORE >>

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Repeal and Replacement for the Affordable Care Act

Author: Deborah Darcy  |  Posted:

There are a number of reasons why the AHCA failed to garner sufficient support among House Republicans. The conservative House Freedom Caucus opposed the bill because it did not fully repeal the ACA. READ MORE >>

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