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Making It in Trump’s America: People, Policy & Poverty

Making It in Trump’s America: People, Policy & Poverty

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. Here’s our latest:   Law and Order? Sure Isn’t Criminal Justice Reform Rumblings out of the White House […]

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 […]

Repeal ‘Obamacare?’ Millions of People Want the Health Coverage

Repeal ‘Obamacare?’ Millions of People Want the Health Coverage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress may be moving to repeal “Obamacare,” but millions of people are still signing up. The administration said Tuesday that 11.5 million enrolled nationwide through Dec. 24, ahead of last year’s pace. Administration officials said about 290,000 more people have signed up than at the same time last year, evidence that the […]

Health Coverage Losses Are Seen in Some of Poorest States

Health Coverage Losses Are Seen in Some of Poorest States

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight states saw a significant drop last year in the number of residents going without health insurance, according to a government report out Tuesday that has implications for the presidential campaign. All but Florida had accepted a Medicaid expansion that is one of two major pathways to coverage under President Barack Obama’s […]

Health Care Law Repeal Is Underway in Congress

Health Care Law Repeal Is Underway in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans pushed legislation toward Senate approval Thursday that would demolish President Barack Obama’s signature health care law and halt Planned Parenthood’s federal money, setting up a veto fight the GOP knows it will lose but thinks will delight conservative voters in next year’s elections. Congress has voted dozens of times to repeal […]

For 2016, SCOTUS to Consider Health Care and Affirmative Action

For 2016, SCOTUS to Consider Health Care and Affirmative Action

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court’s lineup of new cases is fit for an election year. Affirmative action, abortion and another look at the Obama health care law all are before the court, and they could well be joined by immigration, giving the justices a run of cases that reads like a campaign platform. Also […]

Medicaid for Poor Might Be Expanded in Alabama, Governor Says

Medicaid for Poor Might Be Expanded in Alabama, Governor Says

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The conservative Republican governor of Alabama, a Deep South state where “Obamacare” is often reviled, said on Nov. 12 that his administration is mulling an expansion of the state’s Medicaid program under the federal health care law.  Gov. Robert Bentley, a dermatologist turned governor, emphasized that he was in the exploratory […]

Under Health Care Law, Share of Uninsured Is Below 10%

Under Health Care Law, Share of Uninsured Is Below 10%

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a million people signed up for health insurance under President Barack Obama’s law even after the official enrollment season ended, helping push the share of uninsured Americans below 10 percent and underscoring how hard it could be for Republicans to dismantle the program. The Health and Human Services Department said on […]

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