Health Care

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Ebola has good reason to be considered a global health crisis, but it points to a larger weakness of health systems in developing countries and their lack of preparedness for outbreaks like Ebola, and others. In many African countries, health worker shortages and scarce funding for building and maintaining health care facilities are constant challenges…

Read more Building strong health systems must be a priority

Tammy Alexander writes about the Olympic opening ceremonies and health care in the latest Third Way Cafe. Like millions of others around the world, I sat down in front of my television a few weeks ago to watch the opening ceremonies of the Olympics. I was thoroughly impressed by the show – the theatrics, the music,…

Read more Swallowing Our Pride

Tammy Alexander reflects on the Supreme Court case addressing the Affordable Health Care Act in the latest Third Way Cafe. Late last month, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments about the constitutionality of the health care reform law, known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA). On the first of three days of arguments, I stood with…

Read more Standing Up for Health Care

The Mennonite Central Committee Washington Office joined over sixty national, state and local faith-based organizations in filing an Amicus (Friend of the Court) Brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of Medicaid expansions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Also joining were Everence Financial and Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship. The brief argues that the Medicaid…

Read more MCC joins amicus brief

Early Saturday February 19 the House of Representatives passed legislation (H.R. 1) that would cut federal spending by $61 billion.  The cuts come mainly in programs dedicated to assistance for vulnerable populations in the U.S. and internationally.   You can let your Senators know that this approach to the budget is neither responsible nor just.…

Read more Funding Our Priorities

Tammy Alexander reflects for Third Way on the health care bill, which was signed into law six months ago: September 23 marked the six-month anniversary of the signing of the health care reform bills into law. Personally, I didn’t feel much like celebrating. It probably didn’t help that I was waging my own private health care…

Read more A Bittersweet Anniversary