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'Vindictive and Cruel': After Work Requirements Struck Down, GOP Governor Cancels Dental and Vision Medicaid Coverage for 460,000 in Kentucky
"After a federal judge blocked Kentucky's gutting of Medicaid, which would throw 95,000 off coverage, the governor responded with a Trumpian tantrum."
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Citing 'Deprivation' They Would Cause, Federal Judge Blocks Kentucky's Trump-Backed Medicaid Work Requirements
"Today's win means that nearly 100,000 Kentucky residents will continue to be able to see their doctors, stay healthy, and take care of their families."
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'To Make It Easier to Screw the Poor,' Trump Wants to Massively Reorganize Federal Government
Provisions of this "closely guarded" plan reportedly include merging the Education and Labor Departments, and creating a welfare "megadepartment"
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'Morally Bankrupt': After Tax Cuts for Richest, House GOP Unveils $5.4 Trillion Attack on Nation's Safety Net
The Republican budget's "extreme cuts to healthcare, retirement security, anti-poverty programs, education, infrastructure, and other critical investments are real and will inflict serious harm on American families."
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Though White Americans Benefit Most From Social Safety Net, Study Shows How Racial Resentment Can Fuel Welfare Opposition
"Whites' perceptions that minorities' standing is rising can produce periods of 'welfare backlash' in which adoption of policies restricting or curtailing welfare programs is more likely," warns researcher
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Imposed Work Requirements Taint Medicaid Expansion Victory in Virginia
Such provisions, permitted by the Trump administration, "do very little to cut costs and do very much to stigmatize and punish people—especially poor people and people with disabilities," noted one critic
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'Medicaid is the nation’s largest payer of mental health services, covering 27 percent of adults with a serious mental illness, but the Trump Administration has approved harmful state policies that will strip Medicaid coverage from people with mental health conditions." (Photo: Larissa Puro/flickr/cc) Views
Trump Policies Threaten Housing-Health Integration for People With Mental Health Conditions
The stress of housing instability and homelessness can worsen health problems like mental illness and make it harder for people to get treatment.
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Message to Immigrants in Trump's Latest 'Hardhearted' Proposal: If You're Poor, Now or Ever, You Don't Belong
Immigrants applying for green cards would be considered a "public charge" and would likely be passed over if they've used— or are deemed likely to use— government resources including Medicaid and SNAP benefits
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With Tax Scam Complete, GOP Caucus Unveils Insane Budget Blueprint to Attack Safety Net
Programs like Social Security and Medicare are gutted while tax cuts are made permanent in plan
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 "Medicaid work requirements will almost certainly cause many low-income adults to lose health coverage," the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities finds. (Photo: Stephen Melkisethian/flickr/cc) News
New Analyses Suggest Trump Admin Really Just Wants to Push Millions of Medicaid Recipients Off Care
One study found that work requirements could impact about half of the 10 states' Medicaid population
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