Congress

How to Talk to Your Senator About Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act

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Season 2, Episode 1 — 22 June 2017 About this episode Today’s episode is particularly urgent. The Senate released its bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act and cut Medicaid this morning. Listen to it right away then get busy. TASH talks with Gonzalo Martínez de Vedia, a Policy Manager with The Indivisible Project, about… read more

Congress Passes Zika Funding, But More Effort Is Still Required

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After more than eight months of debate and political posturing, on September 28th Congress finally passed a bill that will help fund anti-Zika efforts in the United States and its territories. Although it appropriates only $1.1 billion of the $1.9 billion originally requested by President Obama, it does allow some of the money to be… read more

Don’t Let Partisan Politics Interfere With Zika Funding

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The mosquito-borne Zika virus, a major threat to public health, has spread to the continental U.S. It is important that our government acts quickly to combat the disease, as it is linked to numerous clinical mannifestations, specifically microcephaly (resulting in a smaller-than-average head and potential developmental delays), but also retinal damage, seizures, joint problems and… read more