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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     In 2017, Congress placed a target squarely on Medicaid’s back. Republican leaders pushed to cut hundreds of billions of dollars from the health care program, while […]

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 […]

On Obamacare: Poor Can Get Subsidies in Many Counties

On Obamacare: Poor Can Get Subsidies in Many Counties

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an odd twist, low-income people in about half of U.S. counties will now be able to get a taxpayer-subsidized “Obamacare” policy for free, according to a new study that suggests some actions by President Donald Trump against the health law could backfire.  Monday’s analysis of government data by the nonpartisan Kaiser […]

Smithsonian Exhibits Native Monument From Pipeline Protest

Smithsonian Exhibits Native Monument From Pipeline Protest

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A centerpiece of a sprawling camp that evolved on disputed land in southern North Dakota to protest the four-state Dakota Access pipeline is going on display at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.  The nearly 12-foot-tall mile-marker post was constructed by protesters to show the […]

Latest in Trump's America: Local Progress on Environment & Justice

Latest in Trump

Every other Thursday, Equal Voice News tracks 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 latest: Fighting in D.C., Progress in California for a Cleaner Environment Environmental policy remains divisive in the nation’s […]

Trump Halts Payments to Insurers, Threatens Disruption, Critics Say

Trump Halts Payments to Insurers, Threatens Disruption, Critics Say

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s abrupt move to cut off federal payments to insurers jolted America’s health care and political worlds alike Oct. 13, threatening to boost premiums for millions, disrupt insurance markets and shove Republicans into a renewed civil war over their efforts to shred “Obamacare.”  Defiant Democrats, convinced they have important leverage, […]

Opinion: Deportations Also Hurt Refugees, Elders and Caregivers

Opinion: Deportations Also Hurt Refugees, Elders and Caregivers

Aggressive deportation policies, like those that have been enacted since President Donald Trump’s inauguration, tear families apart — including elders and the family caregivers they depend upon.  Since 1980, the share of households headed by an immigrant has doubled (from 7 percent to 14 percent in 2012). In 2009, 16 percent of households headed by an immigrant were multi-generational, compared with […]

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