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The following is a statement by Alliance for Strong Families and Communities President and CEO Susan Dreyfus on the impact the Senate health care bill will have on populations served by the Medicaid program.

26 min 56 sec ago

The U.S. House of Representatives’ negotiations on the fiscal year 2018 federal budget continued across some road bumps this week. The Freedom Caucus, deeply concerned with reducing our deficit, is not happy with the proposal of House Budget Committee Chairman Diane Black (R-Tenn.) to increase military spending above President Trump’s $603 billion requested level, while keeping non-defense spending close to the current level.

1 hour 52 min ago

In March of 2016, the Alliance joined the Council on Accreditation (COA) in submitting comments and mobilizing our membership to submit comments the Department of Defense (DoD), urging it to allow COA accredited providers the ability to treat service members and their families. The addition of COA-accredited providers means that service members, veterans, and their families will have greater access to mental health and addiction treatment. This also means that many Alliance member organizations will now be able to utilize their innovation and expertise in treating this population.

2 hours 29 sec ago

On Thursday, Senate leadership released H.R. 1628, The Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017. Like the House-passed American Health Care Act, this bill was developed with no public hearings and no input from health and human services leaders. Unfortunately, the Senate bill closely mirrors the House-passed measure.

2 hours 10 min ago

After analyzing Senate H.R. 1628, The Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, today's action will continue to focus on the importance of Medicaid. Together, we need to underscore the importance of Medicaid to the country's health care system. Fundamentally changing the Medicaid program with no input from health and human services experts, no input from populations affected and without public hearings is the wrong approach.

4 hours 12 min ago

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