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Public health experts say farm bill is a “mixed bag” for nutritional assistance program

Kids, seniors will be affected by $9 billion cut
February 3, 2014

The final version of the farm bill awaiting action in Congress includes policy improvements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, but it also cuts $8.6 billion over 10 years from the program, according to the American Public Health Association. Under the measure, which has been debated by Congress for more than two years, SNAP and SNAP nutrition education provide millions of seniors, children and families with food assistance and nutrition education to improve access to healthy food and food security.


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Public health experts endorse paid sick leave

APHA wants more to have sick days, paid family & medical leave
November 8, 2013

The Governing Council of the American Public Health Association (APHA) has approved a policy statement expressing APHA’s support for expanding U.S. workers’ access to earned sick days and paid medical and family leave.


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"Diseases do not respect government shutdowns”

Public health experts slam politicians
October 14, 2013

Congress’ current piecemeal approach to funding government agencies is not winning fans among public health experts, who point to a salmonella outbreak that has spread to 18 states as evidence that the budget impasse is endangering the nation’s health.


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Public health professionals oppose Obamacare defunding effort

Measure would provide 25 million uninsured with coverage
September 27, 2013

The American Public Health Association (APHA) has come out “strongly against” Congressional efforts to defund the Affordable Care Act just days before it takes affect. From a statement issued by the organization: “The proposed legislation would harm Americans in multiple ways..."


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Public health experts applaud EPA bid to update effluent standards

Changes would affect existing and new steam-electric power plants
May 15, 2013

The American Public Health Association (APHA) says it supports standards proposed recently by the Environmental Protection Agency that would set the first-ever federal limits on toxic pollutants in wastewater discharged from coal-fired power plants.


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Public health experts unhappy with Obama’s budget proposal

Cuts come “at the expense of our nation’s health”
April 17, 2013

President Obama’s recently released budget proposal for fiscal year 2014 fails to adequately fund key health programs, according to Dr. Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association.


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Public health experts ID four key health issues for Obama to address

Gun violence prevention tops the list
February 19, 2013

As President Obama embarks on his second term, the American Public Health Association (APHA) is urging him to press forward on four major issues that carry tremendous public health implications: gun violence prevention, climate change, public health funding and implementation of the Affordable Care Act.


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Public health experts back EPA’s stronger air quality standards

January 8, 2013

The American Public Health Association (APHA) is throwing its support behind the EPA’s bid for a tough new air quality standard that the organization says will protect the health of all Americans by curbing harmful emissions of fine particulate matter, also known as soot. On the other side of the issue, manufacturers are predicting that it will “crush” growth.


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Public health experts warn that budget cuts could jeopardize U.S. health

September 26, 2012

The American Public Health Association (APHA) is warning that budget cuts set to take effect in January of next year will compromise efforts to protect American’s health by slashing funding for food safety, environmental protection and immunization and family planning programs.


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Health experts protest deep health cuts by House subcommittee

July 30, 2012

The American Public Health Association (APHA) says short-term savings from drastic cuts to critical health programs proposed by a House subcommittee will be outweighed by long-term medical and human costs.


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