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ACA Repeal Efforts Are the Wake-Up Call We Need

Who would have thought that in 2017, we’d still be debating whether access to timely, quality, and affordable health care is a right and its provision a responsibility of the U.S. government? Yet, here we are – the richest nation

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EOI Receives Grant to Protect Against Healthcare Cuts

The Pacific Hospital Preservation and Development Authority this month awarded the Economic Opportunity Institute a renewable $100,000 grant to develop policies for the preservation and expansion of health coverage at the county and state levels, and prevent losses from the

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ACA repeal: millions lose insurance, billionaires get a tax cut

One item has gone nearly unmentioned in the media about the repeal of the Affordable Care Act: it would be a massive tax cut for wealthy Americans. “One of the main ways the ACA makes health insurance affordable is by providing

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Posted in An Inclusive Economy, Health Care, Progressive Tax Reform

Health Coverage in King County

Health Coverage in King County

August 25, 2016

King County residents, especially those with U.S. citizenship, have benefitted greatly from the expansion of health coverage via the Affordable Care Act. Between April 2014 and March 2016, the number of residents covered through Apple Health (Medicaid) and the Qualified

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How Many Women Are Benefiting from the Affordable Care Act? [Infographic]

Happy 5th birthday to the Affordable Care Act! “The Affordable Care Act (ACA) set us on a path toward better access but we still have a ways to go. We must identify persistent gaps in access to insurance coverage and

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“Prevention is so much less expensive, in dollars and in personal cost, than curing things”

Rebecca Talbot Bluechel, Registered Nurse at Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center, testifies before the House Committee on Health Care and Wellness in support of House Bill 1321 (Declaring the intent for all Washingtonians to have health care coverage by 2020) – she shares how

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Washington extends health insurance enrollment deadline

Washington has become the first state to extend the enrollment deadline for health insurance, allowing uninsured people to get healthcare coverage through tax season. Washington Healthplanfinder has opened a spring special enrollment period, making April 17th the new deadline. New

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Response to the 2014 Social Security Trustees’ Annual Report: The Straight Facts on Social Security

Executive Summary Every year, the Social Security Trustees are required by law to project the program’s finances 75 years into the future. Recently, the Trustees released their 2014 report – and their intermediate projection confirms Social Security can easily continue

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, An Inclusive Economy, Retirement Security, Retirement Security Accounts, Social Security

Trending: Tackling Affordability Barriers in the Affordable Care Act

From FamiliesUSA The Affordable Care Act did a lot to help uninsured consumers get health coverage, but it did not entirely resolve the very real problems with insurance affordability for low- and moderate-income consumers. These consumers often struggle to meet other

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Basic Health Program: A solution to continued lack of affordability among healthcare options

While rate of uninsurance has declined with implementation of Obamacare, a number of Americans continue to go without health coverage. The biggest reason, according to a new survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation, is continued lack of affordability. Nearly four

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