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Government Shutdown Harms the Public Health

Lynn R. Goldman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Lynn R. Goldman

Most serious are the long-term public health and safety consequences of this government shutdown. The CDC, for example, announced a suspension of its annual seasonal flu activities just as influenza season kicked off.

Arthur Delaney

Government Shutdown Steals Food From Babies, Then Gives It Back | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Michelle Price of Ball, La., panicked earlier this week when she heard the federal government shutdown would soon hobble the program she...

Laura Bassett

Women, Infants And Children Programs Shutting Down | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The federal government shutdown already has led at least one state to shutter a nutritional food program for struggling women and infant...

Arthur Delaney

Government Shutdown Is Bad News For Women, Infants | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An increasingly likely government shutdown won't affect most of the federal government's safety net, like retirement and health insuranc...

Falling Through the Cracks in the Deficit Debate

Rev. Douglas A. Greenaway | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics
Rev. Douglas A. Greenaway

A serious attempt to grapple with deficit reduction begins with sound investments in the health and well-being of our nation's families and communities, not with slashing vital food and nutrition programs.