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President’s Budget is Bad for Louisiana

This week, the president unveiled his proposed budget and the news is not good for low-income Americans or Louisiana. This budget reflects this administrations lack of empathy for the millions of Americans who are struggling in poverty, which includes many families in Louisiana. We have provided a brief summary of some of the most devastating impacts of this budget below.

Guts funding for Medicaid and repeals the Affordable Care Act

USHRN Joins the UN Special Rapporteur: The Proposed ACA Repeal is a Violation of Human Rights

Last Thursday’s passage of the Republican health care plan in the House is devastating. Already marginalized communities, including communities of color, the poor, elderly, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, women, and immigrants will be most impacted by the plan. The scale of the damage that the American Health Care Act (AHCA) would cause is huge: an estimated 30 million people in the U.S. would be negatively impacted.

US House's Shameful Attack on Women's Health

This week, the President signed an executive order to roll back women's birth control coverage. 55 million women in the US have benefited from this essential requirement. 

And yesterday, House Republicans passed their dangerous new bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act. If the bill becomes law, it will put women's health and economic security in dire jeopardy.

AHCA would take health care coverage away from tens of millions of people, and raise costs for many more.

The bill is especially devastating for women and families. It would:

BREAKING: Lift Louisiana Supports Legal Challenge to Stop Abortion Restrictions

Today, a new lawsuit was filed in state court against the Louisiana Department of Health challenging agency regulations on abortion providers pushed through under the Jindal administration in 2015.  These regulations are burdensome, medically unnecessary, and if fully enforced, could threaten to close the remaining three clinics in the state.
 

Advocates are headed to the State Capitol for a EQUAL PAY DAY in Louisiana!

Tomorrow is Equal Pay Day -- the day when Louisiana's women’s average earnings finally catch up with men’s average earnings from the previous year. Women in Louisiana earn only 68 cents to every dollar a man makes. This is even worse for black women, who earn only 47.8 cents and Latino women, who earn only 50.9 cents. This is unacceptable, and that’s why tomorrow, we are joining advocates nationwide in demanding equal pay.

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