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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Trump Ties DACA to Border Wall and Green Cards

Trump Ties DACA to Border Wall and Green Cards

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has told congressional leaders that his hard-line immigration priorities must be enacted in exchange for extending protection from deportation to hundreds of thousands of young immigrants, many of whom were brought to the U.S. illegally as children.  Trump’s list of demands included overhauling the country’s green-card system, a crackdown […]

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