Health Care

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. Read more about Spokane Alliance Secures Support for Mental Health Facility

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: Read more about Together Louisiana Reminds Sen. Cassidy of Medicaid Promise

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. Read more about AMOS Fights for Expanded Mental Health Care Coverage

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. Read more about COPA Expands Healthcare Coverage to 2,500 in Monterey County


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

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