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Update As Congress Works on Another Emergency Coronavirus Package, More Must be Done to Protect the Vulnerable 

Following the passage of an $8 billion package earlier in the month, Congress just passed a second emergency bill aimed at addressing the economic impacts of COVID-19.

Background The Families First Coronavirus Response Act is a Step in the Right Direction 

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) will provide crucial assistance to individuals and communities affected by the coronavirus outbreak – particularly the most vulnerable members of our society. While this legislation does not include all of FCNL’s priorities, it is a vital step forward. Here are the main provisions of the bill:

Action Alert Congress Must Provide More Help During This Pandemic 

The COVID-19 outbreak continues to escalate, disrupting lives and fueling anxiety. As Congress responds, we must remind our elected leaders of their responsibility to act swiftly, with care and compassion, as they address the pandemic and its economic repercussions.

Event Webinar: A Faith Response to COVID-19 

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Congress is moving quickly to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Yet it is essential that legislation prioritizes the individuals most in need of assistance. Hear the latest update from what’s happening in Washington and what you can do. People of faith have a particularly important role to play in helping to shape congressional action.

Update Tell Congress to Support Vulnerable Communities During Coronavirus Pandemic 

We urge Congress to adhere to these principles in crafting legislation that addresses the coronavirus pandemic and stimulates the economy.

The coronavirus (COVID-19), has shaken countries around world and impacted the well-being of millions of people. It also threatens to spark a recession. Uncertainty grows as communities struggle to respond to this pandemic. Although Congress recently passed an $8 billion package, that legislation is insufficient.

Background FCNL Supports Comprehensive Drug Pricing Reform 

The cost of prescription drugs in the U.S. has caused incredible harm for far too long. But bipartisan momentum for a drug pricing reform bill is growing. The president called for such a bill in the 2020 State of the Union address, and there is bipartisan legislation in the House and the Senate.

Background Continuing the Push for a Just Health Care System in 2020 

At the height of the congressional attempt to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2017, FCNL joined with many advocacy groups to protect access to health care.

Update New Medicaid Proposal Poses Serious Consequences 

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a proposal that would allow states to convert a portion of their Medicaid funding into block grants.

Background Explainer: What Is "Medicare for All," and How Is It Different Than Other Proposals? 

Throughout election season—and in the health policy world in general—there are many differences of opinion about the way forward for quality and affordable health coverage for all people. From “Medicare for all” to universal health care to expanding upon the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the various options can be somewhat confusing.

Background FCNL's Principles for a Just Health Care System 

FCNL believes that health care is a right. We seek a world where all people have adequate resources to maintain their health, where health care is supported by the federal government, and where health outcomes are considered in all matters of public policy. As we advocate for a more just health policy, FCNL considers the following principles.

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