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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 »
January 16, 2017 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
In the weeks before Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, he was organizing the Poor People's Campaign, a second march on Washington to win economic rights for poor people of all races. Nearly 50 years later, poverty and inequality remain fixtures of the American economy, but this doesn't have to be. Public policy produces poverty and racism, and it can just as easily eradicate it.... Keep reading »
December 23, 2016 | Food
Under enormous lobbying, Congress passes 21st Century Cures Act to deregulate drug and device approval In its final days in session, Congress passed a major healthcare bill that will reshape federal regulations of drugs and medical devices for years to come. The bill, the 21st Century Cures Act, was the culmination of ... Keep reading »
December 23, 2016 | Health
Updates from the HCHR campaigns in Maine, Pennsylvania and Vermont, news from our allies, new resources, and job opportunities in Pennsylvania and Maryland. Keep reading »
December 23, 2016 | Health
NESRI and our partners in the Healthcare Is a Human Right Collaborative recognize there will be hard times ahead, and make these commitments in the struggle for our health, our communities, and our human rights. Keep reading »
December 10, 2016 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
On this Human Rights Day, our deep and abiding faith in human rights for all people reminds us to imagine and realize a just future. We must create an unstoppable unity against the sweeping threats to human rights and inclusive democracy. Our challenge is a craven... Keep reading »