Congressional developments are looming--learn how you can take action.
Congressional developments are looming--learn how you can take action.
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October 30, 2017 | Volume 21, No. 12 | Archives
Everything Still on the Table
You cleared your Thanksgiving table, but Congress hasn’t cleared theirs. With just two weeks left until the 2017 session ends, Congress is facing an enormous laundry list of must-do items to include addressing funding and policy aimed at numerous programs and groups of people: health center funding, children’s health insurance, immigrants, hurricane victims, and tax-payers. Read more about what’s on deck for the next few weeks in Congress at The Hill and NPR.
It is easy to feel overwhelmed with the deluge of catastrophic policy threats, tweets, headlines, and deadlines. The National Health Care for the Homeless Council encourages everyone to make self-care a priority. Under Take Action we’ve outlined the two federal policy issues most crucial for the HCH community as we head towards the end of the year and what you can do about them.
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Health Center Funding
Despite the progress we’ve made, we must continue to keep up the pressure by telling our senators to take immediate action to fix the Primary Care Funding Cliff. Refer to our call to action for the HCH community, which includes talking points on HCH. Send an email, tweet, or Facebook post with just one-click using this tool from our partners at NACHC.
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The Federal Budget & Affordable Housing
Congress is responsible for funding many federal programs vital to the HCH community. The current deadline to reach a budget agreement is December 8th, but we expect an extension through 2018 to reach a deal (lest the government shut down). Right now we’re asking Congress to work together to lift the spending caps and ensure housing programs receive the highest level of funding. Learn more and find tips for engaging with lawmakers from our partners at NLIHC: FY18 Budget Outlook for Affordable Housing Programs  (or view slides). 
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In the Woods and the Shadows,  Street Medicine Treats the Nationals HomelessFeaturing the great work of Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, PA.
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