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Affordable Care Act
This week the House Republican replacement for the Affordable Care Act, known as The American Health Care Act (AHCA), moves to the Budget Committee which plans to hold a markup on Wednesday. The House Rules Committee would then take up the measure, setting up the parameters for floor consideration.
On March 13, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated that the AHCA would cut funding to Medicaid by $880 billion and thus cause 14 million people to lose their health insurance. By 2026, 24 million Americans could be uninsured.
What is the American Health Care Act?
Call (800-826-3688) and urge your senators and representative to vote NO on the American Health Care Act. Restructuring Medicaid and ending the Medicaid expansion will eliminate affordable health care coverage for millions of low-income Americans and make ending hunger by 2030 much more difficult.
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Hunger and food insecurity add at least $160 billion a year to U.S. healthcare costs.
The federal McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program is named after former Senator George McGovern (D-SD) and former Senator Bob Dole (R-KS) for their long-...
By Marlysa D. Gamblin
Some people in the United States are at least twice as likely as the general U.S. population to be hungry and/or experiencing poverty. They belong to some of the country’s major demographic groups: African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, households led by...
A brief examination of the biblical approach to health as a hunger issue.
Includes an introduction to the issue, a Scriptural reflection, practical actions you can take, and a prayer.
In this issue: Another Great Year for Bread; Catholics Begin Observance of Holy Year of Mercy; Serving on ‘God’s Wave Length’ for 39 Years; and more.
A wide array of the nation’s faith leaders have come together on the eve of Pope Francis’ arrival in the United States to commit ourselves to encourage our communities to work for the end of hunger by 2030 and, toward that end, for a shift in U.S. national priorities.
We are deeply pleased...
A set of how-to sheets for carrying out advocacy and fact sheets on the current issues Bread for the World is working on.
For new and current Bread grassroots hunger activists.
Ideal as a starter toolkit for new Bread activists or as a set of updates for current activists.
Over the past year and a half, about two-dozen young adults from the United States and countries in Africa and the Caribbean, have gathered virtually and in person to reflect on the effects of hunger and poverty in black communities. The working group has been considering socio-political and...
The bill under consideration, the American Health Care Act, would gut...