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Press Release, Policy— February 13, 2018
President Trump released the Administration's Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 budget yesterday, which proposes sweeping cuts to certain federal programs within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Education.
Policy— February 07, 2018
In honor of Black History Month, Washington Weekly will be featuring the accomplishments of African American nurses who have shaped health policy. Coinciding with this year’s theme for Black History Month, African Americans in Times of War, AACN highlights Hazel Johnson-Brown, who was the first African American woman to become a Brigadier General in the United States Army. Read more.
Advocacy, Policy— January 31, 2018
President Trump delivered his first formal State of the Union address on January 30 before a joint session of Congress. In his speech, the President set his healthcare priorities: lowering drug prices, combating the opioid crisis, and expanding “right-to-try laws.” Although addiction treatment was not a major talking point, the President emphasized the need for tougher actions on illegal suppliers. Read more in Washington Weekly.
Advocacy— January 23, 2018
On January 22, following a three-day shutdown, Congress voted to pass a fourth Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the federal government through February 8. Through this measure, the Children’s Health Insurance Program is reauthorized for another six years, and delays certain Affordable Care Act taxes. However, other pressing issues that were not addressed in the CR include a solution for “DREAMers,” (individuals with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival, or “DACA” status) and the reauthorization of certain public health programs such as the National Health Service Corps (NHSC). Now, Congress and the Administration are yet again on the clock to address these issues. AACN continues to urge Congress to work towards a final FY 2018 bipartisan deal, as well as find a permanent solution to DACA and extend funding for the NHSC.
Press Release, Policy— September 22, 2017
Today, AACN opposes the "Graham-Cassidy" legislative proposal, as it would place the health and coverage of millions of Americans at risk.
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