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Medicaid Support for Poor Families Threatened On Several Fronts

Medicaid Support for Poor Families Threatened On Several Fronts

The congressional push to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is overshadowing one of the most serious threats in years to the nation’s safety net for poor families: a dramatic reshaping and reduction of Medicaid. Before the year ends, funding for Medicaid, which provides health care for one out of five Americans, could be targeted […]

Senate Health Care Bill Slashes Medicaid, as Protests Start

Senate Health Care Bill Slashes Medicaid, as Protests Start

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans released their long-awaited bill Thursday to dismantle much of Barack Obama’s health care law, proposing to cut Medicaid for low-income Americans and erase tax boosts that Obama imposed on high-earners and medical companies to finance his expansion of coverage.  The bill would provide less-generous tax credits to help people buy […]

The Issue of 23M More Uninsured Americans Goes to the Senate

The Issue of 23M More Uninsured Americans Goes to the Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress’ official budget analyst is projecting that the House Republican health care bill would produce 23 million more uninsured people and costly, perhaps unaffordable coverage for the seriously ill. Now Republicans in the Senate have to decide how to make their version different. The Congressional Budget Office report, issued Wednesday, also found […]

The Latest News in Trump’s America

The Latest News in Trump’s America

Every other Thursday, the Equal Voice News digest, “Making It in Trump’s America: People, Policy & Poverty,” will track the latest from the Trump administration and whether its policies are creating poverty or prosperity. We’ll have reports from families and grassroots organizations working on those issues around the country. Here’s our latest:   White House […]

U.S. House Approves Obamacare Repeal Bill, Sending AHCA to Senate

U.S. House Approves Obamacare Repeal Bill, Sending AHCA to Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Relieved Republicans muscled their health care bill through the House Thursday, taking their biggest step toward dismantling the Obama health care overhaul since Donald Trump took office. They won passage only after overcoming their own divisions that nearly sank the measure six weeks ago. Jubilant Republicans, celebrating what they hope will soon […]

The Latest News in Trump’s America

The Latest News in Trump’s America

Every other Thursday, the Equal Voice News digest, “Making It in Trump’s America: People, Policy & Poverty,” will track the latest from the Trump administration and whether its policies are creating poverty or prosperity. We’ll have reports from families and grassroots organizations working on those issues around the country. Here’s our latest:   Real Architects […]

Millions of People to Keep Health Care, as Obamacare Repeal Stalls

Millions of People to Keep Health Care, as Obamacare Repeal Stalls

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a humiliating setback, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders pulled their “Obamacare” repeal bill off the House floor on March 24 after it became clear the measure would fail badly. It was a stunning defeat for the new president after he had demanded House Republicans vote on the legislation on the […]

Repeal and Replace: The True Cost of Repealing Obamacare

Repeal and Replace: The True Cost of Repealing Obamacare

NECTAR, Ala. — Hank Adcock’s family has farmed the rolling hills of this small town in Northern Alabama for more than a century. Adcock took over the farm from his father, who inherited it from his father. At 62, Adcock was planning to pass the 300 acres – where his family raises everything from peaches and […]