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Ask your senators to support the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act

The House of Representatives recently passed the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act and the bill is now with the Senate for consideration. Please contact your senators today to urge them to support the same act in the Senate. This bipartisan bill would provide new resources for palliative care research, professional training, and education and outreach to help expand the availability of palliative care for all patients and families facing serious or life-threatening illness.[More]

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Regarding the ICE raid in Northern Ohio: Tell Congress to address immigration reform

On June 5, raids occurred at Corso's Flower and Garden Center in Sandusky and Castalia, Ohio, in Erie County. This area is a part of the Diocese of Toledo, the neighbor to the Diocese of Cleveland. One hundred fourteen of the migrants who worked at this facility were arrested and are being detained. Many of those who are now in the detention facilities have children and are members of parish communities. Please let your legislators know that the actions of ICE were inhumane and that there are more compassionate ways to respond, including comprehensive immigration reform.[More]

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Tell Congress not to support the harsh cuts to SNAP in the House Farm Bill

The House of Representatives recently introduced its version of the 2018 Farm Bill reauthorization (H.R. 2). The bill proposes significant changes to domestic nutrition programs, which could result in up to 2 million people losing access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Your voice is needed as the House is set to vote on the bill as early as next week.[More]

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Ohio Medicaid eligibility requirements could have 18,000 losing coverage and cost counties millions

Ohio has joined a growing list of states that have requested permission to require certain Medicaid beneficiaries to work or complete other community-engagement activities as a condition of eligibility. The state estimates it would affect about 5 percent of the 700,000 people enrolled in the program as a result of Medicaid expansion. Documents the state prepared show that 18,000 people a year would lose Medicaid health benefits if the work requirement, known as the 1115 Demonstration Waiver, is put in place.[More]

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Write to Congress today to support the Overdose Prevention & Safety Act/Protecting Jessica Grubb's Legacy Act

Please ask your representatives and senators to co-sponsor HR 3545/S 1850, and to ensure that these bills are included in the upcoming opioid legislation. HR 3545/S 1850 would align current regulations for substance use disorder (SUD) records with existing patient protections for treatment, payment and health care operations, so that SUD and other medical records would be treated in the exact same way. This is essential to the work and mission of those treating patients with substance use disorders, and for their patients’ safety.[More]

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