Health Care Reform
For the past five years, U.S. residents have listed the accessibility and affordability of health care as their top concern, according to Gallup. Going back further, they’ve reported “personally worrying a great deal” about health care since 2001. Voter concerns…
Last month, the Trump administration finalized a radical new rule as part of their larger attack on immigrant communities. Known as the “public charge” rule, it’s a particularly cruel and short-sighted example of the administration’s on-going attempt to limit immigration of poor brown communities, primarily from Latin America (specifically Central America), as well as harm immigrant communities already residing within the U.S.
Work requirements and other bureaucratic obstacles imposed by states on their Medicaid populations are designed with one goal in mind: make it so difficult to comply with the rules that hundreds of thousands of people lose their health care.
GOP states are rushing to add cumbersome new requirements that will force workers to lose coverage.
On Monday, reproductive health clinics across the nation withdrew from the federal Title X program rather than submit plans for complying with the Trump administration’s radical new “gag” rule.
The appropriations process likely represents the best chance we have to overturn dangerous Trump rules eviscerating Title X.
Last year, the Trump-Pence administration rushed through a proposed rule to gut Title X, the country’s family planning program to help low-income individuals access affordable birth control and reproductive health care.
Why is getting covered through Medicaid so much harder than Medicare? There are lots of superficial answers but, at heart, the answer is “racism.”
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Health care voters were the deciding factor in the elections, but our work is far from over.