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Proposed USDA Rule Would Reduce Fruits, Veggies in School Cafeterias Jan. 30, 2020 | Nadia Ramlagan | Public News Service The USDA has decided to weaken nutrition standards for school meals. A comment period will be open for 60 days. Comment in opposition to this rule & stand up for the healthy meals
Tennessee Medicaid expansion bill introduced by Republican lawmaker Feb. 5, 2020 | Joel Ebert and Brett Kelman | Tennessean Tennessee Republican lawmaker breaks with his party to introduce Medicaid expansion legislation. Read original story. More Stories
New SNAP Rule Would Cost Many of Nation’s Poorest Their Food Aid Dec. 4, 2019 | Robert Greenstein | Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Fewer people getting SNAP benefits because of Trump Administration because they are taking benefits away from those who need food assistance the most. Read original story.
Medicaid “Block Grant” Guidance Will Likely Encourage States to Undermine Coverage Jan. 29, 2020 | Aviva Aron-Dine | Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will reportedly encourage states to seek federal waivers capping their federal funding for the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Medicaid expansion and weakening