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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, […]

CFPB Clamps Down on Payday Lending Industry

CFPB Clamps Down on Payday Lending Industry

NEW YORK (AP) — Payday and auto title lenders will have to adhere to stricter rules that could significantly curtail their business under rules finalized Thursday by a federal regulator. But the first nationwide regulation of the industry is still likely to face resistance from Congress.  The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s rules largely reflect what […]

Latest in Trump’s America: Health Care, Kids and Census 2020

Latest in Trump’s America: Health Care, Kids and Census 2020

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: Health Care Fight Continues, Now for Millions of Kids Congress continues to stumble over health care this […]

U.S. Senate Will Skip Obamacare Repeal Vote for Now

U.S. Senate Will Skip Obamacare Repeal Vote for Now

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing assured defeat, Republican leaders decided Tuesday not to even hold a vote on the GOP’s latest attempt to repeal the Obama health care law, surrendering on their last-gasp effort to deliver on the party’s banner campaign promise.  “The bill is dead as a door nail,” said Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., leaving […]

The Latest in Trump’s America: Repeal and Replace and DACA

The Latest in Trump’s America: Repeal and Replace and DACA

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: It’s Back! Congress Considers a New Push to Repeal and Replace the Affordable Care Act. This month, […]

Labor Day 2017: Working Families Move Closer to Paid Parental Leave

Labor Day 2017: Working Families Move Closer to Paid Parental Leave

When millions of Americans gather at picnics and parades this Labor Day, they will have a new development to rally behind. One of the top concerns for working parents – national paid parental leave – is gaining momentum. After lagging behind other industrialized nations for years – the U.S. is the only one of 41 […]

Families, Relatives and Volunteers Connect Online for Irma Support

Families, Relatives and Volunteers Connect Online for Irma Support

ATLANTA (AP) — Worried relatives, generous volunteers, frantic neighbors, even medical providers are turning to social media now that Hurricane Irma wiped out electricity and cell service to communities across Florida, cutting off most contact with remote islands in the Keys. “We all sort of scattered around the country when we evacuated, so we’re trying […]

Irma 2017: Some Fled by Charter Plane. Others Took the Bus.

Irma 2017: Some Fled by Charter Plane. Others Took the Bus.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Hotel dishwasher Wilman Hernandez waited with his wife and young son at a Miami Beach bus stop late last week, desperately looking for a way to get to a shelter where they could ride out Hurricane Irma. Hernandez fears the storm will destroy their first-floor apartment. With no car to […]

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