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Legal Advocates Widen Efforts to Stop Trump’s War on Medicaid 17.8.2018 Truthout.com
Trump is trying to unilaterally change Medicaid using executive power he does not have, say advocates.

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Neoliberal Fascism and the Echoes of History 8.8.2018 Truthout.com
The nightmares that have shaped the past and await return are poised to wreak havoc on us again.

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The Costs of Trump’s Global Gag Rule 8.8.2018 American Prospect
AP Photo/ Khalil Senosi, File Dr. Aron Sikuku, right, explains family planning pills to Beatrice Ravonga in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya. President Donald Trump's move to dramatically expand cuts in U.S. funding to foreign organizations providing abortion services has left impoverished women around the world without access to treatment for HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria, health groups say. “When are you coming back? Why have you left? Why aren’t you coming to our community?” These are the questions thatwomen and girls in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and other developing countries ask in desperate phone calls to their health-care providers after a local health clinic shuts down. The women are at a loss to understand why these clinics, often the only facility accessible to them in small towns and remote rural villages, have suddenly stopped providing much needed services. The reason for these life-endangering cutbacks? President Trump’s resurrection of the global gag rule. The expanded rule has been in ...
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Q&A: We All Benefit from Welfare. Most of Us Just Don’t Realize It. 8.8.2018 American Prospect
(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) A Tea Party rally at the U.S. Capitol on July 19, 2013 In recent decades, Americans have become increasingly angry at the federal government, anger that helped propel Donald Trump to the White House. And yet, more Americans than ever are benefiting from government social programs, many of which the Trump administration is actively working to destroy. Political scientist Suzanne Mettler calls this paradox “the government-citizen disconnect.” Such is the title of Mettler’s new book , which draws on original survey data to explore how the use of 21 federal social policies is connected to Americans’ attitudes about government. She finds that 96 percent of Americans have used at least one of these policies. But partly because of policy design—which makes means-tested programs for the poor more visible than policies for the rich hidden in the tax code—many Americans don’t recognize the value of government social programs. Critically, wealthier Americans—who tend to exert more ...
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Are demographics destiny in the 5th District? 8.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Minnesota's 5th Congressional District is younger, more urban and more racially diverse than the other seven districts in the state. What does that mean for the upcoming high-stakes primary?
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Stephen Miller Gets His Wish: Limit Legal Immigration 7.8.2018 Crooks Liars
Stephen Miller is getting his wish. Bypassing Congress and writing immigration "rules" that deny LEGAL immigrants their rights under the law is now the Trump plan. NBC News reports: The Trump administration is expected to issue a proposal in coming weeks that would make it harder for legal immigrants to become citizens or get green cards if they have ever used a range of popular public welfare programs, including Obamacare, four sources with knowledge of the plan told NBC News. The move, which would not need congressional approval, is part of White House senior adviser Stephen Miller's plan to limit the number of migrants who obtain legal status in the U.S. each year. "Any policy forcing millions of families to choose between the denial of status and food or health care would exacerbate serious problems such as hunger, unmet health needs, child poverty and homelessness, with lasting consequences for families' wellbeing and long-term success and community prosperity," said the National Immigration Law ...
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Research Shows Entire Black Communities Suffer Trauma After Police Shootings 7.8.2018 Truthout.com
Police killings of unarmed African Americans have created a mental health crisis of enormous proportions.

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Who Chooses Abortion? More People Than You Might Think. 3.8.2018 Truthout.com
Safe access to abortion should be part of health care.

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How SNAP and Medicaid Work Requirements Will Hurt Workers 2.8.2018 American Prospect
trickle-downers.jpg On any given day, you’re likely to interact with a lot of people who work in the low-wage labor market. They’re the laborers you pass on the street, the retail clerks in a shop you frequent, the cooks or wait staff at a restaurant you like. They might be your family, friends, and coworkers. Maybe you yourself work in one of these occupations—after all, many millions of Americans do. While conservatives might paint adults who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, commonly called food stamps) benefits and Medicaid as idle people who don’t want to work, the data don’t validate that assumption. Adults who rely on SNAP and Medicaid for help paying for their groceries and health care are often those same low-wage workers. But their work is largely volatile and unstable, and it comes without such key work supports as paid sick and family leave and affordable child care. That’s why the recent policy push to institute harsh work requirements in both SNAP and Medicaid is ...
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Labor’s Power and the Medicare for All Struggle 31.7.2018 Truthout.com
A Missouri nurse makes the case for uniting health care struggles.

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An Unhappy Birthday for Medicare and Medicaid 30.7.2018 Truthout.com
As the iconic health programs turn 53, the GOP is advancing plans to privatize one and gut the other.

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“Abortion Pill Reversal” Myth Perpetuates Mistreatment of Women of Color 28.7.2018 Truthout.com
The victims of dubious medical experiments are more often than not women of color and poor women.

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Health Insurers Are Collecting Your Data — And Could Raise Your Rates 21.7.2018 Truthout.com
Without any public scrutiny, insurers and data brokers are predicting your health costs based on personal data.

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Transcript: Obama's speech at the 2018 Nelson Mandela annual lecture 18.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The former president spoke in Johannesburg on Tuesday. Here is the full transcript.
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Health insurers are vacuuming up details about you -- and it could raise your rates 17.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Without scrutiny, insurers and data brokers are predicting your health costs based on public data about things like race, marital status, your TV consumption and even if you buy plus-size clothing.
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National Insecurity in the United States of Inequality 16.7.2018 Truthout.com
It's time to rethink the American national security state with its annual trillion-dollar budget.

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The Importance of Being Uncivil 15.7.2018 Truthout.com
Why should we be civil while internment camps, travel bans, police murder and other atrocities rule the land?

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Black Americans’ Median Wealth Could Disappear in One Generation 12.7.2018 Truthout.com
Intergenerational wealth, which slavery enabled white families to accumulate, contributes to the racial wealth gap.

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This Economist Reveals the Deadly Truth About the Trump Administration’s Assault on Breastfeeding 10.7.2018 Mother Jones
According to a Sunday New York Times scoop, President Donald Trump’s delegation to the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly recently bullied smaller, less wealthy nations in an ultimately failed effort to crush a resolution urging mothers to breastfeed infants.  According to Trump himself, the account was just more “fake news” from the “failing” New York Times.  […]
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Is It Time for Parents to Unionize? 9.7.2018 Truthout.com
Few engage as deeply with the economic pressures today’s parents must navigate.

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