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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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In Ploy to 'Force' Deep Safety Net Cuts, GOP Reportedly Planning Vote on Balanced Budget Amendment
"Lying, ultra-hypocritical Republicans to take up a balanced budget amendment to deflect attention from their massive $2 trillion increase in the deficit with their tax give-away to the wealthy."
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Seema Verma (R) speaks during a swearing-in ceremony, officiated by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence (L), in the Vice President's ceremonial office at Eisenhower Executive Building March 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. Verma has been sworn in to be the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for the Trump Administration. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Views
Tennessee Wants to Use Funding Meant for Poor Families to Kick People Off Medicaid
One would be hard-pressed to cook up a more twisted irony.
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By Huge Margin, Americans More Likely to Back Candidates Who Want to Expand—Not Cut—Safety Net: Poll
New poll comes after Democrat Conor Lamb won Trump district on platform of protecting Social Security and Medicare from GOP austerity
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"By the end of 2016, Arkansas covered over 330,000 newly eligible adults through the expansion, which helped cut the number of uninsured in halffrom 2013 to 2016."(Photo: AUCD/flickr/cc) Views
Arkansas’ Harsh Medicaid Work Requirement Jeopardizes Recent Progress
This approach introduces new, burdensome red tape for all enrollees, but electronic reporting will pose a particular challenge for people without Internet access.
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'Needless and Ideologically-Driven Cruelty': Arkansas to Become First State to Implement Trump's Assault on Medicaid
"In a very real sense, health coverage for millions of Americans who rely on Medicaid could be at risk under the agenda Trump is advancing."
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America's Richest 2% Made More Money in 2017 than the Cost of the Entire Safety Net
Over the past year, Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg have together accumulated over $64 billion in new wealth. And the GOP want to cut food stamps?
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