June 29, 2016 Comments Off on CHC Holds PA State Budget “Get Real” Rally
On Monday, June 27, 2016, Consumer Health Coalition participated in the PA Budget Statewide Day of Action by organizing a rally at Freedom Corner in Pittsburgh’s Hill District. Many people gathered and voiced support for increased revenue that will support human services and education, which are vital to many people.
The crowd chanted the slogan “Real People with Real Issues deserve Real Revenue.”
Speakers at the rally included rally organizer Sally Jo Snyder from Consumer Health Coalition, Sarah Byrne-Houser of Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children, Helen Gerhardt of Just Harvest, and Milton Henderson of TRCIL Services, Inc.
As the budget deadline draws near on June 30, CHC is encouraging everyone to continue calling their legislators to voice support for revenue that supports our essential human services and education needs.
Follow this link to find your legislator.
See KDKA’s coverage of the rally and the PA State Budget here.
June 13, 2016 Comments Off on CHC Letter to the Editor: Raising tobacco tax is good health and fiscal policy
CHC’s intern, Arthi Narayanan, wrote a Letter to the Editor for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette making the case for increasing tobacco taxes to raise revenue for PA’s 2016-2017 state budget in a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Letter to the Editor.
She writes, “With the commonwealth currently experiencing a structural deficit of $1.8 billion, we need to focus on raising revenue for the 2016-17 budget. We cannot keep making cuts to expenditures, as these cuts have been hitting education and human services resources strongly.
One of the most effective ways to raise revenue, both from a financial perspective and a health care perspective, is to tax tobacco products such as cigars and smokeless tobacco.”
Read the full letter at the Post-Gazette‘s website: http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/letters/2016/06/12/Raising-tobacco-tax-is-good-health-and-fiscal-policy/stories/201606120160
June 10, 2016 Comments Off on Join our Get Real Rally: June 27, 2016
Save the Date for a “Get Real” Rally! We want to voice our support for PA to raise revenue and fund education and human services.
Join us Monday, June 27, 12:30pm at Freedom Corner.
Questions? Contact Sally Jo Snyder: 412-456-1877 ext. 203 or email@example.com
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April 6, 2016 Comments Off on Pittsburgh Expands Health Access to Children and Families
Consumer Health Coalition has been the enrollment partner with the Healthy Together initiative in Pittsburgh since 2014 to ensure that all children have health insurance.
Healthy Together is part of national initiative through the National League of Cities. Recent results show that in the eight cities where a Expanding Health Access for Children and Families was implemented, 16,000 uninsured children and parents renewed or gained access to health coverage.
Healthy Together has been funded for another year, so keep an Enroll-o-bot in your neighborhood, and make sure all the children and families you know are covered.
Check out this video that highlights our work in Pittsburgh: