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Category: Costa’s Call


The potentially devastating effects of the replacement of the Affordable Care Act

A new world order was established on January 20, 2017. Promises made during a contentious election are now in the process of being fulfilled. High on the list of promises is the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act…

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With the Future of Healthcare Uncertain, Why Advocacy Is Needed More Than Ever

Without joining the ranks of alarmists, it is prudent at the start of any new administration, whether local, state or federal, to initiate a discussion with new policymakers regarding the critical issues that challenge those we serve. Conservatively, 90 percent…

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Why We Have Great Expectations for the Coming Year

Expectations are important because more often than not, they can influence outcomes. Some prefer to have reasonable expectations that are modest and easily achieved while others dream big and expect great results. The expectations we have affects our commitment to…

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Finding Light in Darkness – How Your Gifts Create Holiday Magic

Holiday lights are everywhere. Even in the midst of the construction on the Hillsides campus, cottages have been rimmed with lights peeking through the construction barriers. Holiday pageants are being held, and gifts are being collected from volunteers, sorted to…

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One Victory for Child Welfare but the Dysfunction Continues

During this last year, Congress entertained a piece of legislation called The Families First Prevention Services Act. This was an attempt to increase funding for much-needed prevention services for vulnerable children and families by shifting existing funds away from resources…

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