Tag Archives: affordable care act

NASW joins amicus brief to defend Affordable Care Act in U.S. Supreme Court case

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The National Association of Social Workers (NASW)  joined in an amicus brief led by the National Women’s Law Center, National Partnership for Women and Families, Black Women’s Health Imperative, American Medical Association, and 76 other organizations committed to women’s rights and racial justice that was filed in the U.S. Supreme Court, supporting California’s defense of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) ... Read More »

Senate panel votes to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to U.S. Supreme Court – NASW concerned healthcare for millions now at risk

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The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee today voted to confirm of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court and advance it to the full Senate for a floor vote. It is almost assured that the Senate will vote in her favor.  The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) issued the following statement: This nomination and confirmation process was rushed and lacked ... Read More »

NASW distressed Supreme Court pick could have devastating impact on Affordable Care Act

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By Mel Wilson, LCSW, MBA National Association of Social Workers Human Rights and Social Justice Consultant Nominating a candidate for a lifetime appointment to this nation’s highest court during this electoral period undermines the democratic process. With polls showing clear opposition to fast-tracking Trump’s nominee prior to the election, we see this process as being a disservice to the American ... Read More »

NASW closely monitoring President Trump’s actions to undermine health security for Americans, may issue action alerts

President Trump signs executive order to stop payments on health care subsidies. Photo courtesy of AP.

Last week, President Trump took steps to further undermine the health security of millions of Americans by ending a critical cost sharing program for low income individuals and removing vital consumer protections on the sale of health insurance. While few observers of the health care debate are surprised by the President’s actions, most are nonetheless outraged that he went forward ... Read More »

The Affordable Care Act open enrollment period is shortened. Please share this important enrollment information

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The open enrollment period for the health insurance marketplace is significantly shorter this year — from November 1 to December 15, 2017. The Trump administration has also cut funding for advertising and enrollment assistance. Social workers should share enrollment information with clients, families, friends and communities to bring awareness to the narrow enrollment window.  Each of us can do our ... Read More »

NASW ALERT: Act Now! Urge Senate to Vote No on Affordable Care Act Repeal

Sen. Lindsay Graham (left) and Sen. William Cassidy. Photo courtesy of Politico.

Senate Majority Leader  Mitch McConnell has promised a vote next week to repeal the Affordable Care Act, if he can garner the votes needed to pass his caucus’ latest proposal. Legislation introduced just last Thursday by Senators William Cassidy (R-LA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) represents Republicans’ last chance at repeal under the fast-track reconciliation rules. The latest proposal would wipe ... Read More »

ACTION ALERT: Call your Senators Today to Protect Health Care!

Protestors outside the office of Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. Photo courtesy of ABC News.

Senate Republicans yesterday moved one step closer to their goal of repealing the Affordable Care Act. The motion to proceed to debate on health care reform passed narrowly, 51-50, with the help of Vice President Pence’s tie-breaking vote. The vote cleared the way for 20 hours of debate, equally divided between Republicans and Democrats, on the Senate’s Health Care repeal ... Read More »

ALERT: Stay Vigilant – Affordable Care Act Repeal and Replace Efforts Still in Play

Community members protest BCRA in the office of Sen. Jerry Moran in Kansas. Photo courtesy of Yahoo.

Earlier this week, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) alerted its membership to the updates in the Senate’s modified discussion draft of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) of 2017. The outlook for Senate action on BCRA or perhaps just a straight repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) remains uncertain (CBO estimates full repeal would result in 32 ... Read More »