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'A Travesty': Trump Restricting Covid-19 Relief Funds From Hospitals Serving Nation's Poorest
"Trump is using hospital bailout fund money to disproportionately help high revenue hospitals, and leave safety-net systems in the lurch."
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Health workers greet people as they arrive in cars at a mobile Covid-19 testing site at the Westside Community Center in the Goldsboro neighborhood of Sanford, Florida on April 23, 2020. News
As Millions Stripped of Health Coverage Amid Covid-19, House Dems Unveil Bill for Emergency Expansion of Medicare and Medicaid
"Our nation's for-profit, employment-based healthcare system did not make sense before Covid-19 struck, and it is proving dangerous and deadly during the crisis."
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California Chief Justice Donald Wright (left) swearing in Jerry Brown as governor, January 6, 1975. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) Views
Jerry Brown: Zen and the Art of Pandemic Response
When "small is beautiful" becomes a deadly mantra.
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A flyer protesting the response to the coronavirus posted in the French Quarter on March 15, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images) Views
In Fighting the Coronavirus Pandemic in the US, Nothing Beats Traditional Medicare
The argument has always been that establishing a public health insurance system would cost too much and cause too much disruption. Now, look around.
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In Kansas, home to Koch Industries, AFP is still making the fight against expanded Medicaid a legislative priority. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Views
Despite Coronavirus Threat, Americans for Prosperity Still Leads Fight Against Medicaid Expansion
Coronavirus or not, AFP’s opposition to health care for the poor and working poor remains resolute.
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Cruelty 'Off the Charts' as Trump Blocks States From Expanding Medicaid in Response to Coronavirus
"Not even a global pandemic will stop dead-eyed right-wing extremists from trying to eviscerate the social safety net."
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Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Trump's 'Work-or-Die' Medicaid Requirements in Arkansas
The ruling upheld a lower court decision, with a three-judge panel unanimously arguing Medicaid work requirements negate the purpose of the program.
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'Code for Massive Cuts': Audio Shows GOP Sen. Joni Ernst Telling Donors She Wants 'Changes' to Medicare, Medicaid
"Again, Joni Ernst has shown that she is willing to push our families into poverty with a smile. The programs she plans to cut are a lifeline for millions of Americans. She should be ashamed."
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Sanders Says GOP Budget Chair Won't Hold Hearing on Trump Plan Because It Would Expose President as 'Fraud That He Is'
"I mean, my goodness, Republicans understand we all have to bow down to our supreme leader, who is the president of the United States, and not criticize him."
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Mnuchin Admits Trump's Budget Cuts Social Security Even as President Claims He Is 'Not Touching' the Program
"When Steve Mnuchin or any other politician says that a 'reduction in the rate of increase' is different than a benefit cut, they are shamelessly lying."
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