Affordable Care Act

Medicaid: Arkansas


April 17, 2013: A plan to use additional Medicaid dollars to purchase coverage for the uninsured passed both the House and the Senate. Governor Mike Beebe (D) has also been a strong supporter of using these federal dollars to provide health coverage. Pending final approval from HHS, this private option will extend health coverage to all those under 138% of the federal poverty line.

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Medicaid: Louisiana


July 1, 2012: Following the Supreme Court decision, Governor Bobby Jindal (R) rejected federal funding to provide health coverage for the uninsured. With Republican majorities in both the House and Senate, there is much work to do!

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Medicaid: Texas


July 9, 2012: Governor Rick Perry (R) has rejected federal funding to provide health coverage for the uninsured. With Republican majorities in the legislature, there is much work to do, but there have been 22 different versions of Medicaid expansion bills filed in the legislature. 

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Medicaid: Arizona


June 13, 2013: Months after Governor Jan Brewer (R) announced her support for accepting federal funding to provide health coverage to the uninsured, this legislation has now passed both the AZ House and Senate! 

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Blog: Medicaid Expansion: The Struggle for Healthcare Continues

Nov 07, 2012 | By Ellen Albritton

Despite the great strides made by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), public health and healthcare advocacy does not end with its passage.  Read more

Blog: Healthcare For All – Is it Constitutional? UPDATE

Mar 30, 2012 | By Mary Ellen Lacy, D.C.

NETWORK continues to fully support the Affordable Care Act. Read more

The Medicare Fight and the ACA

Jun 08, 2011 | By Jean Sammon

I’m tired of the Medicare fight. But I’m afraid we’ll have to endure it for at least another 18 months since 2012 election politicking has already started, and Medicare is the hot issue.  Read more

Press Release: NETWORK Issues Statement on First Anniversary of Healthcare Reform

As we celebrate the one-year anniversary of President Obama’s signing into law of the Affordable Care Act, we also remind Congress and others that deliberate misinformation campaigns designed to promote repeal of the law are wrong in a democratic country that depends on accurate information. Read more

Blog: Moving Forward, Not Backward, on Healthcare

Feb 04, 2011 | By Jean Sammon

The FamiliesUSA HealthAction 2011 conference in Washington last week gave me new insight on the challenges facing our new healthcare law (the Affordable Care Act) and new respect for advocates who are standing up to the challenges, especially in the states. Read more

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