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Trump Proposals Would Cripple Efforts to Reverse Opioid Epidemic

June 2, 2017

Even with Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price visiting states to learn about the opioid epidemic and President Trump launching a commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, the President is proposing budget cuts and policy changes that...

Trump Budget Would Cut Medicaid by Up to $1.3 Trillion Over Ten Years

Housing Vouchers Work: Providing Supportive Housing for Particularly Vulnerable People

April 4, 2017

This is the next post in our “Housing Vouchers Work” blog series, which provides the latest facts and figures about the Housing Choice Voucher program, the largest rental assistance program to help families with children, working people, seniors, and people with disabilities afford decent, stable housing.

Combining housing vouchers with health care...

1.2 Million More Supportive Housing Units Needed to Serve Variety of Populations

African Americans Have Much to Lose Under House GOP Health Plan

March 17, 2017

Running for President, President Trump asked African Americans, “What do you have to lose by trying something new like Trump?”  As it turns out, one answer is health insurance.

With the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimating that the House Republican health plan would...

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ACA Repeal Options Would Weaken Access to Substance Use Treatment

February 22, 2017

House Republicans’ policy alternatives to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would cut federal Medicaid...

SUDS under ACA Repeal

Repealing Health Reform Would Undermine Fight Against Opioid Epidemic

February 9, 2017

Repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would eliminate access to behavioral health treatment for several million people with serious mental illness or substance use disorders, including opioid addiction, our new paper explains.

In fact, health care...

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Helping Ex-Offenders Get Housing and Health Care

May 19, 2016

Avoiding legal trouble is much easier if ex-offenders can avoid homelessness and have access to health care, particularly mental health counseling and medication.  Recent guidance from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the...

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