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November 18, 2016 | Health
There is every reason to expect a truly catastrophic defunding and privatization of Medicaid that could force 30 million people out of the program, a dismantling of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that could take insurance away from another 22 million people, and a privatization of Medicare that would drastically limit healthcare access for seniors. The gravity of this would be enormous: taking... Keep reading »
November 11, 2016 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
Thank you for your commitment to human rights and dignity. Your unwavering dedication is critically needed in times like these. Like you, we are deeply aware of the significance of the results of the 2016 election. We see its tangled roots, and do not shrink away from naming the white supremacy, classism, xenophobia, and misogyny that coursed through Trump's campaign are now backed by a... Keep reading »
November 11, 2016 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
In our beautiful and diverse country, our bonds have been formed through the struggle to realize our shared ideals for all people. Through this struggle we have formed one people out of many.  But after this bitter election, we must again learn to answer the question: “who are our people?” Too many of us woke up on November 9th 2016 without a clear answer.   As progressives committed to... Keep reading »
October 26, 2016 | Health
The Pennsylvania Insurance Department will allow health insurance companies to raise rates by an astounding 32.5% next year. On the heels of this news, we are jointly releasing Beyond Coverage: Putting People First in Pennsylvania's Healthcare System, a report we co-published with our... Keep reading »
September 29, 2016 | Health
Health insurance companies want to raise rates in Pennsylvania by 20 percent to 50 pecent on most plans. Healthcare costs are going up everywhere—the seventeen states that have announced increases so far have raised rates by an average of 25%—but increases of this level are ridiculous. Keep reading »
September 21, 2016 | Economic and Social Rights, Education
Today, Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) released the policy platform, Counselors Not Cops: Ending the Regular Presence of Law Enforcement in Schools. The DSC is a national coalition of over 100 organizations in 27 states and the District of Columbia representing students, parents, advocates and... Keep reading »