March 24, 2017

Bread for the World Applauds Decision to Pull AHCA

Washington, D.C. – Bread for the World today applauded the House of Representatives’ decision to not put the American Health Care Act (AHCA) to a vote. If the AHCA had become law 24 million people, including 14 million on Medicaid, would have lost their health insurance coverage. This would have increased hunger and poverty in the United States.

The following statement can be attributed to Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World:

“Protecting Medicaid is a priority for the faith community. If the American Health Care Act had become law, 14 million people would have lost Medicaid; a program that helps 70 million Americans. People without affordable health coverage must often choose between buying food for their families and paying for medical care. We commend the members of the House who stood up to the leadership and spoke out against the proposed cuts to Medicaid, and we urge everyone to remain steadfast in their commitment to protect low-income families in our country.”  

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    These fact sheets provide a snapshot of hunger and poverty in the United States and in each state plus Washington, D.C. 

  • Conflict and Fragility Are Hunger Issues

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For Faith

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    A diverse body of Christian leaders calls on the churches and Congress to focus on the integral connection.

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  • In Times Like These … A Pan-African Christian Devotional for Public Policy Engagement

    This devotional guide invites deepened relationship with and among Pan-Af­rican people and elected leaders in the mission to end hunger and poverty.

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