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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 […]

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

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: 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

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, […]

The Latest News in Trump's America

The Latest News in Trump

Every other Thursday, Equal Voice News tracks the latest from the Trump administration and whether its policies are creating poverty or prosperity. We have reports from families and grassroots organizations working on those issues around the country. Here’s our latest:  Bipartisanship? In 2017? Yes, on Criminal Justice, Immigration and Families. Congress can be a bitter and […]

The Call for Proper Health Care in Calif. Takes Shape in a Lawsuit

The Call for Proper Health Care in Calif. Takes Shape in a Lawsuit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is harming medical care for more than 13 million lower-income residents, more than half of them Latinos, by failing to pay doctors enough to provide proper care, according to a lawsuit filed on July 12.  The lawsuit alleges the state is violating Latinos’ civil rights by providing low reimbursements to […]

The Latest News in Trump's America

The Latest News in Trump

Every other Thursday, Equal Voice News tracks the latest from the Trump administration and whether its policies are creating poverty or prosperity. We have reports from families and grassroots organizations working on those issues around the country. Here’s our latest:    As D.C. Sputters, Good Caregiver News for Families in Hawaii Far from the policy stops […]

Is It Still a Health Care Bill if It Hurts Working Families?

Is It Still a Health Care Bill if It Hurts Working Families?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell released his new but still-reeling health care bill Thursday, bidding for conservative support by letting insurers sell low-cost, skimpy policies and reaching for moderates with added billions to combat opioid abuse and help states rein in consumers’ skyrocketing insurance costs.  However, allowing insurers to offer bare-bones plans […]

The Latest News in Trump's America

The Latest News in Trump

Every other Thursday, the Equal Voice News digest, “Making It in Trump’s America: People, Policy & Poverty,” will track the latest from the Trump administration and whether its policies are creating poverty or prosperity. We’ll have reports from families and grassroots organizations working on those issues around the country. Here’s our latest:    Health Care Bill […]

Senate GOP Postpones Health Care Vote Until After July 4

Senate GOP Postpones Health Care Vote Until After July 4

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a bruising setback, Senate Republican leaders are delaying a vote on their prized health care bill until after the July 4 recess, forced to retreat by a GOP rebellion that left them lacking enough votes to even begin debating the legislation, two sources said Tuesday.  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., […]

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