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Trump’s Budget Is What Class Warfare Looks Like
Earlier this week, the Trump administration launched a massive salvo against the working and middle class with a budget that was every bit as absurd as its title: “ A New Foundation for American Greatness .” Trump’s spin was characteristically grandiose and empty of truth. In a message to Congress...
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How Trump Budget Would Hurt Older Americans
President Trump’s 2018 budget wouldn’t just hurt people with disabilities, as we’ve explained , but older Americans as well. During the campaign, Trump repeatedly promised not to cut Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid, which serve tens of millions of seniors. But the President has broken his...
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Trump to Propose Massive Cuts to Safety Net in 'Utter Betrayal' Budget
'Regular folks need Medicaid. Nursing home care especially. These cuts are just cruel, and all because they want to cut taxes for the rich,' tweeted Sen. Brian Schatz
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Don’t Let Trump Drama Distract You While Congress Dismantles Medicaid
I’m obsessed with what this Congress is doing to the funding for health care, especially Medicaid, which insures 62.3 million Americans.
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A Living Wage: A Human Right for All
More than one in three Indiana households cannot afford the basics of housing, food, health care and transportation, despite working 40 or more hours a week.
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GOP Prepares to Make Case That Poor People Must Sacrifice So Rich Can Get Tax Cuts
After a considerable period of time in which other aspects of the Republican agenda held center stage, we are beginning to see some renewed attention to lurid plans to hammer federal spending programs that disproportionately benefit the poor. Politico raised the alarm over the weekend: President...
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$8 Billion Comes Nowhere Close to Meeting Republican Commitments to People with Pre-Existing Conditions
President Trump just two days ago promised that the Republican health care bill would be “every bit as good on pre-existing conditions as Obamacare,” [1] and many congressional Republicans have made similar promises. But the changes to the House Republican bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (...
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Scott Walker Puts Forth His 'Cruelest' Idea Yet: Drug Tests for Medicaid Applicants
Walker is one of several Republican governors pushing for conservative changes to Medicaid in the wake of last month's TrumpCare debacle
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Most Americans Are Getting Poorer. How "Healthcare for the Rich" Is Killing Many of Them
In his report , "This is how American health care kills people," Ryan Cooper tells the heartbreaking story of 29-year-old Matthew Stewart, who required emergency surgery for hepatitis-induced liver damage, but learned that only about $10,000 of his $74,000 bill was covered by his "gold plan"...
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Medicaid Saved Obamacare, and Single-Payer Universal Health Insurance May Be Back on the Agenda Sooner Than You Think
A lot of the reporting on the GOP's attempted repeal of ObamaCare has focused on the Freedom Caucus, a group of libertarian-minded representatives for whom the administration's bill did not go far enough in obliterating the gains from Obama administration's expansion of healthcare coverage. But the...
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