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Last July, I joined partners from throughout the faith community for a 24-hour vigil to defend the Affordable Care Act. We stood just steps away from the entrance to the Capitol, some huddling under a tree for relief from the heat of a D.C. summer. Jewish members of Congress, and later members of Congress from a variety of faith traditions, spoke to our group and offered us luck as we braved the outdoors for 24 hours to stand up for those who have benefitted from the ACA. As the sun set, the temperature dropped, and only a couple dozen remained, I was reminded of just what was at the heart...

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Update: Through four days of open enrollment (Nov. 1-Nov. 4), more than 600,000 people enrolled in a marketplace plan! This number marks an increase from previous years, demonstrating the importance of ensuring people know about the options available for their health insurance.

Congress has tried to repeal it, the Trump Administration has sabotaged it, but the Affordable Care Act is still the law of the land. The administration dramatically cut enrollment advertising and assistance funding, so the faith community is stepping up to help let people know that there are affordable...

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Update: Through four days of open enrollment (Nov. 1-Nov. 4), more than 600,000 people enrolled in a marketplace plan! This number marks an increase from previous years, demonstrating the importance of ensuring people know about the options available for their health insurance.

Congress has tried to repeal it, the Trump Administration has sabotaged it, but the Affordable Care Act is still the law of the land. The administration dramatically cut enrollment advertising and assistance funding, so the faith community is stepping up to help let people know that there are affordable...

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Health Forms and Stethoscope

The health care roller coaster continues.

Last week, the Trump Administration announced two potentially major decisions on health care: the first was an executive order recommended making it easier to sell association health plans and short-term insurance not subject to the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) consumer protections; the second was the announcement that the administration would no longer fund Cost Sharing Reductions (CSRs). Insurance providers receive CSRs as reimbursements for the lower out-of-pocket costs they are required to offer to certain consumers.  

This past...

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Child receiving care

This past Shabbat, we read the Torah portion Ki Tavo. We are nearing the end of the book of Deuteronomy, the final book of the Torah. Moses’s leadership is coming to a close, and he is leaving the people of Israel with reflections on his journey and guidance for the next chapter. His words are filled with blessings and curses, rewards and punishments for following God’s commandments. Moses tells the Israelites that they “will be blessed in the land that your God is giving you. God will establish you as God’s holy people, as was sworn to you, if you keep the commandments” (Deuteronomy 28:8-...

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