Health Care

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. Read more about Arizona Interfaith: Restructuring Medicaid Will Cause Irreversible Harm

Arizona Institute For Public Life

Affordable Care Act, Affordable Housing, criminal justice reform, Boston

Hundreds Attend Interfaith Gathering to Work for Justice, Save Health Law

Thursday, February 2, 2017
Boston Globe

Over 900 people filled the sanctuary and two overflow rooms at Bethel AME Church in Jamaica Plain to call on elected officials to work with Greater Boston Interfaith Organization... Read more about Hundreds Attend Interfaith Gathering to Work for Justice, Save Health Law

GBIO

Matthew McDermott, Insurance Rates

Insurers Use Process Intended to Curb Rate Increases to Justify Them

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
New York Times

Matthew McDermott, the leader of an interfaith advocacy group, Congregations Organized for a New Connecticut, said: “We’re concerned that the proposed rate increases will drive many employers and many individuals to drop coverage altogether. And we worry that that heads us toward a market failure here in Connecticut.” Read more about Insurers Use Process Intended to Curb Rate Increases to Justify Them

CONECT

Together Louisiana, Medicaid Expansion, Governor John Bel Edwards

At Urging of 'Together Louisiana', Governor Signs Medicaid Expansion

Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Associated Press

On his first full day in office, newly elected Governor John Bel Edwards made good on a pledge to ‘Together Louisiana’ to expand Medicaid. Edwards signed the executive order for this expansion flanked by Together Louisiana leaders Fr. Rick Andrus, Rev. Patti Snyder, Ms. Pat LeDuff and Ms. Alma Stewart (with LA Health Equity). The expansion is expected to provide healthcare to an additional 300,000 Louisiana residents within the next six months.... Read more about At Urging of 'Together Louisiana', Governor Signs Medicaid Expansion

Together Baton Rouge

California IAF, community organizing in Central California, Salinas, Monterey

COPA Advances Health Services for Uninsured Undocumented Kids

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Monterey Herald

No money was actually handed out, but a proposed pilot program aimed at providing health services to Monterey County’s undocumented immigrants may have been the biggest winner during Tuesday’s county budget hearing.... Read more about COPA Advances Health Services for Uninsured Undocumented Kids

COPA

Insurance, Marketplace, Wisconsin IAF

Common Ground Led Obamacare Enrollments in 2014: Report

Friday, November 14, 2014
Milwaukee Business Journal

With open enrollment starting Saturday for the second year of the online Affordable Care Act insurance exchange, a recent report shows that Common Ground Health Care Cooperative added the most enrollees of Wisconsin insurers in the first year.... Read more about Common Ground Led Obamacare Enrollments in 2014: Report

Common Ground

NCLI, Louisiana Interfaith, Louisiana IAF, Organizing in Louisiana, Congressman Vance McAllister

NCLI Gets (R) Congressman to Admit Louisiana Needs Medicaid Expansion

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Northern & Central Louisiana Interfaith

Over 150 leaders from Northern & Central Louisiana Interfaith assembled with three candidates for US Congressional District 5 including Republican incumbent Vance McAllister, Dr. Ralph Abraham and Mayor Jamie Mayo.  Leaders succeeded in leveraging bipartisan agreement to work with the organization to.... Read more about NCLI Gets (R) Congressman to Admit Louisiana Needs Medicaid Expansion

NCLISC

Health Care
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 22:15

One LA Wins $6 Million in Additional Funding for Health Coverage Expansion

The morning after an assembly in which hundreds of San Fernando Valley leaders of One LA leveraged commitments from District 3 candidates to ensure sufficient funding for the ‘My Health LA’ program, the LA County Board of Supervisors voted to invest $6 Million inadditional dollars for the program. Read more about One LA Wins $6 Million in Additional Funding for Health Coverage Expansion


Community Organizing in Milwaukee, Cathy McHaffey, Healthcare Co-Op

Common Ground's CEO Recognized by Milwaukee Business Journal

Friday, September 5, 2014
Milwaukee Business Journal

Cathy Mahaffey grew up in small town in southwestern Wisconsin along the Mississippi River, where she learned to fish — a passion she still shares with her two sons and husband, Tim.

Away from the water, the Mahaffeys form a health insurance power couple as both Cathy and Tim lead separate Wisconsin-based health insurance organizations. She looks and sounds like a businesswoman in her professional attire and expertise in referencing insurance industry lingo. Read more about Common Ground's CEO Recognized by Milwaukee Business Journal

Common Ground

Attorney General Coakley, Partners Healthcare System, ACA, Medical Costs, Community Organizing in Boston, Community Organizing in Massachusetts

GBIO Scrutinizes Deal Between AG Coakley & Partners Healthcare

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Boston Globe

Saying it’s worried that mounting medical costs are squeezing family and government budgets, a group that is representing dozens of Boston-area religious congregations wants the state Health Policy Commission to determine whether a pending deal between Attorney General Martha Coakley and Partners HealthCare System will make health care more affordable. Read more about GBIO Scrutinizes Deal Between AG Coakley & Partners Healthcare

GBIO

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