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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.

6 min 20 sec 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.

14 min 26 sec 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.

2 hours 26 min ago

Senate leadership released H.R. 1628, The Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, June 22. Like the House-passed American Health Care Act, this bill would fundamentally change how the federal government finances the Medicaid program and will likely have a major impact on your community.

23 hours 2 min ago

recent op-ed jointly written by Alliance for Strong Families and Communities President and CEO Susan Dreyfus and United Way Worldwide President and CEO Brian Gallagher was published in The NonProfit Times. Dreyfus and Gallagher called on federally elected leaders to make the charitable tax deduction available to everyone.

6 days 23 hours ago

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