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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.
Even before Hurricanes Irma and Maria struck Puerto Rico, hunger and food insecurity were much more common among Puerto Ricans than among their fellow U.S. citizens in the 50 states.
Before the hurricanes, 1.5 million Puerto Ricans were food insecure. The child food insecurity rate was...
By Marlysa D. Gamblin and Margot Nitschke
Ending hunger in the United States is within reach, explain Marlysa Gamblin and Margot Nitschke, in Getting to Zero Hunger by 2030...
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.
Thank you for inviting me to preach here at Duke University Chapel. And I especially want to thank the Bread for the World members who have come this morning.
Bruce Puckett urged...
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 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.
Unnecessarily long prison sentences, combined with the lack of rehabilitative programs for people in prison, exacerbate hunger, poverty, and existing inequalities.
Overly harsh mandatory minimum prison sentences have contributed to the rapid increase of our country’s prison population. The...
Learn more about the principles that Bread for the World supports regarding health reform.