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Making It in Trump’s America: Latest on Policy, Poverty & Families – Fifth Edition

Making It in Trump’s America: Latest on Policy, Poverty & Families – Fifth Edition

Every other Thursday, Equal Voice News will track the latest from the Trump administration and whether its policies are creating poverty or prosperity, with reports from families and grassroots organizations working on those issues around the country.   Will the GOP Health Care Bill Fail Its First Test? It was supposed to be a big […]

Making It in Trump’s America: Latest on Policy, Poverty & Families – Dispatch 4

Making It in Trump’s America: Latest on Policy, Poverty & Families – Dispatch 4

Every other Thursday, Equal Voice News will track the latest from the Trump administration and whether its policies are creating poverty or prosperity, with reports from families and grassroots organizations working on those issues around the country. March isn’t even half over, and the Trump administration has already flooded the nation’s capital with news on […]

Making It in Trump’s America: The Latest on Policy, Poverty & Families

Making It in Trump’s America: The Latest on Policy, Poverty & Families

Every other Thursday, Equal Voice News will track the latest from the Trump administration and whether its policies are creating poverty or wealth, with reports from families and grassroots organizations working on those issues around the country. Pulling back at the FCC? Immigration rulings and cabinet appointees may grab headlines, but there are quieter and […]

Residents: Medicaid Access in Alabama Needs to Be Preserved

Residents: Medicaid Access in Alabama Needs to Be Preserved

A shortfall of $85 million to support Medicaid in Alabama next year could leave hundreds of thousands of residents – primarily seniors, people with disabilities and kids – without access to health care, and grassroots advocates are taking steps to make sure state lawmakers are aware of how cuts would affect people.  Advocates with Alabama […]

Obama’s $4T Budget Focuses on Education, Health Care and Taxes

Obama’s $4T Budget Focuses on Education, Health Care and Taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday unveiled a record $4.1 trillion, election-year budget that finances Democratic priorities like education, health care and climate change with new taxes on crude oil, the wealthy and big banks. The progressive wish list, which comes as the nation’s long-term fiscal outlook is deteriorating, underscores the initiatives pushed […]

On Securing Medicaid in Alabama and Helping People

Since 1994, Kimble Forrister has worked as the executive director for Alabama-based Arise Citizens’ Policy Project, a nonprofit, nonpartisan coalition of 150 congregations and organizations that promotes public policies to improve the lives of low-income people. Listen to his thoughts about what issues need to be addressed in his state in 2016. Alabama Gov. Robert […]

Medicaid Expansion in La. Is Expected to Help 300,000 People

Medicaid Expansion in La. Is Expected to Help 300,000 People

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — On his first full day in office, Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards reversed course from his Republican predecessor Tuesday and started the process of expanding Louisiana’s Medicaid program.  Surrounded by Medicaid expansion supporters at a news conference, Edwards signed an executive order calling for the state Department of Health and […]

Report: The Poor Are Making Progress on Paying Medical Bills

Report: The Poor Are Making Progress on Paying Medical Bills

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the fourth straight year fewer Americans are struggling to pay medical bills, according to a major government survey released Tuesday. Most of the progress has come among low-income people and those with government coverage.  The data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that the number of people in […]

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