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Safety Net's Future: Medicaid Work Requirements Coming

Safety Net

WASHINGTON (AP) – Rewriting the rules on health care for the poor, the Trump administration said Jan. 11 it will allow states to require “able-bodied” Medicaid recipients to work, a hotly debated first in the program’s half-century history. Seema Verma, head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said work and community involvement can […]

DACA Recipients Gain Temporary Protection by U.S. Judge

DACA Recipients Gain Temporary Protection by U.S. Judge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday night temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s decision to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation.  U.S. District Judge William Alsup granted a request by California and other plaintiffs to prevent President Donald Trump from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program while their lawsuits […]

A Texas Woman's Journey and Fight for Immigration Rights

A Texas Woman

Miriam Aguayo has never forgotten her journey across the U.S.-Mexico border as a child on her way to California with her family. Twenty years later, Aguayo stood roughly 15 miles from that border in November 2017 and was sworn in as an attorney for undocumented and unaccompanied immigrant children. At the ProBar Children’s Project, Aguayo […]

2017: How Advocates Made Progress in Trump's America

2017: How Advocates Made Progress in Trump

In 2017, Marguerite Casey Foundation’s Equal Voice tracked the latest from the Trump administration, whether its policies are creating poverty or prosperity, and how families and grassroots organizations are working on those issues around the country. Here’s our last installment for 2017: It’s been a wild year of policymaking and unmaking that could create mental […]

Health Care in America: The Real Face of Medicaid

Health Care in America: The Real Face of Medicaid

It’s either health care coverage or rent New economy success, no health care After decades working, out and on Medicaid A family, a daughter, and a disability All Photos by Karen Ducey for Marguerite Casey Foundation/Equal Voice News      In 2017, Congress placed a target squarely on Medicaid’s back. Republican leaders pushed to cut […]

A Reflection: I Weep for the Children of DACA

A Reflection: I Weep for the Children of DACA

When I heard the news, I wept. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was in the middle of announcing his decision to rescind DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), the Obama-era program that has provided 800,000 young immigrants the opportunity to work and pursue an education without exposing themselves to the risk of deportation.  My tears fell […]

Free Obamacare in 2018 for Older Poor in Most Counties

Free Obamacare in 2018 for Older Poor in Most Counties

WASHINGTON (AP) — Older people with low incomes nearly everywhere would have access to free “Obamacare” health coverage next year, according to a study released Nov. 2 that found the Trump administration’s efforts to undercut the Affordable Care Act have broad unintended consequences.  The analysis by the consulting firm Avalere Health found that in nearly […]

Senators Push Fate of DACA Recipients to 2018

Senators Push Fate of DACA Recipients to 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Republican senators agreed not to deal with a needed fix for young immigrants in must-pass year-end spending legislation, according to some GOP lawmakers who visited the White House on Thursday.  Instead, they said, a solution would likely wait until next year for some 800,000 immigrants brought illegally to […]

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