Health Care

Opioid Addiction, Rev. Gideon Pollach, Joe Morris, Metro IAF

Long Island Congregations: An Opioid Superfund to Save Lives

Monday, February 26, 2018
NY Daily News

In recent weeks, what almost everyone has acknowledged to be a national crisis — the deaths of 64,000 Americans from drug overdoses in 2016 alone, more American deaths than in the entire Vietnam War — has begun to get the attention a national crisis deserves.

LICAN

Lake County United, Waukegan, Mental Healthcare, Hospital, HealthVest

Lake County United Secures Approval of 146-Bed Behavioral Hospital

Monday, January 22, 2018
Daily Herald

As a result of Lake County United’s continued effort to establish relationships with power players who share an interest in diverting those who are mentally ill from jail, LCU helped build the strong support necessary to win a unanimous approval of a 146-bed behavioral hospital in Waukegan, IL. The hospital will be owned by U.S. HealthVest, and will have all the elements of a much needed crisis stabilization unit.

Metro IAF

Esperanza Care, affordable healthcare, Immigration Reform, Low-Income

COPA Launches $2M Health Care Expansion in Monterey County

Monday, October 16, 2017
The Californian & Monterey Herald

When Maria Elena Manzo (upper left photo), an asthma educator from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, first discovered that children of Monterey County undocumented were unable to qualify for free life-saving asthma inhalers — and that those in Santa Cruz county did — she immediately reached out to COPA-IAF.  She and other COPA

COPA

Spokane Alliance, Washington IAF, mental health facility

Spokane Alliance Secures Support for Mental Health Facility

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Spokesman Review

At present, if a mentally ill person commits a crime in Spokane, the only places to send them are either the ER or jail.

West / Southwest IAF

Together Louisiana, Medicaid, BCRA, affordable healthcare

Together Louisiana Reminds Sen. Cassidy of Medicaid Promise

Thursday, July 27, 2017
The Advocate & More

To the surprise of many, both Louisiana Senators voted in favor of two health care measures that would roll back Medicaid funding.  In response, Together Louisiana publicly reminded one of the Senators of his Medicaid promises:

West / Southwest IAF

Mental Health

AMOS Fights for Expanded Mental Health Care Coverage

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Des Moines Register

Six months after a fall assembly in which hundreds of AMOS leaders pressured state legislators to restore mental health funding, leaders persisted in their quest — writing an OpEd and testifying before the legislature.

AMOS

Senate Health Bill, AHCA, Medicaid, affordable healthcare

Together Baton Rouge Targets US Senator Cassidy Re: Medicaid

Thursday, June 22, 2017
Together Baton Rouge
Arguing that Louisiana would be big loser in Senate swap of health coverage for tax cuts, Together Baton Rouge leaders circulated a video featuring one of Senator Cassidy's constituents.  
 
April Blackburn voted for Bill Cassidy for his 2014 US Senate race. She met Senator Cassidy in person earlier in the year, where he assured her that he only would support a health bill if it assured that "families like hers would be taken care of" and would not "fall through the cracks."
 
Together Baton Rouge

Medicaid, Rabbi Akselrad, Rabbi Cohen, Bishop Edwards, Bishop Pepe, Bishop Holmerud, Bishop Hoshibata, Bishop Talmage, Bishop Carcaño

Nevada Faith Leaders: Don't Cut Medicaid

Friday, June 23, 2017
Nevada Independent
As leaders of the interfaith community and Nevadans for the Common Good, we understand “true worship is to work for justice and care for the poor and oppressed” (Isaiah 58: 5-7).
 
For this reason, we are deeply concerned about how proposed cuts to Medicaid would affect the most vulnerable in our community. Medicaid provides life sustaining health care for more than 600,000 Nevadans, including children, pregnant women, the elderly, veterans, the working poor, and persons with disabilities.
 
Nevadans for the Common Good

Health Care
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 18:15

COPA Expands Healthcare Coverage to 2,500 in Monterey County

At the urging of COPA leadership, the Board of Supervisors of Monterey County unanimously voted to quadruple the size of COPA’s healthcare pilot project from $500 thousand to $2 Million on an annual basis.


Arizona Interfaith, Medicaid, AHCA, affordable healthcare, Arizona IAF

Arizona Interfaith: Restructuring Medicaid Will Cause Irreversible Harm

Monday, June 19, 2017
Scottsdale Independent

Beware Arizona. The potential restructuring of Medicaid, as approved by the House and undergoing secretive deliberations in the Senate, will cause irreversible harm.

Arizona Institute For Public Life

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