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Northern California's ACLU Executive Director Expects a Busy Future

Release Date: 
12/05/2016
Abdi Soltani, Executive Director of the ACLU of Northern California, recently spoke out in a Q&A to The Recorder about his future work after the election. You can meet him at our upcoming program on Wednesday, December 7th.
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Getting Into Equity: A Provocative Movie for Health Funders

Release Date: 
08/22/2016
The importance of investing in children is something that resounds deeply in each of us. Health funders are gathering this month for a special film that’s inviting people to think in new ways about health equity. California Newsreel’s film, ...
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CalFresh Reduces Hunger in Every County in California, but Changes at the Federal Level Could Cut Benefits

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) — known as CalFresh in California — is the cornerstone of the federal government’s effort to reduce hunger and help struggling families put food on the table. Check out this fact sheet from the California Budget & Policy Center, that illustrates how food assistance varies in California.
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What do California Counties Stand to Lose under ACA Repeal?

California saw large increases in health coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). 3.7 million adults enrolled in the Medi-Cal expansion. 1.2 million Californians enrolled in subsidized insurance through Covered California, with average annual premium subsidies of $3,700. Check out UC Berkeley Center Labor's fact sheet on what is at risk for California counties if the ACA is repealed.
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Providing Health Care to Undocumented Residents: Program details and lessons learned from three California county health programs

While the number of people without health insurance has declined dramatically since the Affordable Care Act went into effect, undocumented immigrants continue to be excluded from many health coverage options under this law. Check out UC Berkeley Labor Center's report on providing health care to undocumented residents.
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What Would Block Grants or Limits on Per Capita Spending Mean for Medicaid?

President-elect Trump and some in Congress have called for establishing absolute limits on the federal government’s spending on Medicaid, not only for the population covered through the Affordable Care Act’s eligibility expansion but for the program overall. Take a look at Commonwealth Fund's issue brief on two of the most common proposals for reengineering federal funding of Medicaid: block grants that set limits on total annual spending regardless of enrollment, and caps that limit average spending per enrollee.
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