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New Report Outlines Trump’s Anti-Worker Agenda

September 4, 2018 - 12:35am

In the week leading up to Labor Day, President Donald Trump’s vicious anti-worker agenda has been on full display: In addition to abruptly canceling a modest pay raise for around two million public employees on Thursday, Trump also signed a retirement savings executive order that was denounced as a gift to Wall Street and “a cruel joke on American workers” facing a retirement income crisis.

The Trump Administration Says Poverty Barely Exists

August 25, 2018 - 1:08am
The Trump Administration Says Poverty Barely Exists

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According to a recent Trump administration report, when poverty is “properly measured,” less than 3 percent of Americans are poor. If that sounds like a dramatic underestimation to you, that’s because it is — the comparable Census Bureau estimate is four times higher. That’s the difference between saying there are about 11 million people with below-poverty incomes in the United States (about the population of Georgia), or 44.8 million (roughly the combined populations of Georgia, New York, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia).

Short-Term Health Plans: A Junk Solution to a Real Problem

August 20, 2018 - 1:18am

After failing to overturn most of the Affordable Care Act in a very public fight, President Donald Trump has been steadily working behind the scenes to further destabilize former President Barack Obama’s signature achievement. A major component in this effort has been an activity called rule-making, the administrative implementation of statutes by federal agencies like the Department of Health and Human Services.

Legal Advocates Widen Efforts to Stop Trump’s War on Medicaid

August 17, 2018 - 11:38pm
Legal Advocates Widen Efforts to Stop Trump’s War on Medicaid

The Trump administration is using executive power it does not legally have to unilaterally change the purpose of Medicaid. According to legal experts, the president’s plan to make access to Medicaid contingent on applicants’ ability to meet work requirements would turn the program from one that furnishes health care into a program that punishes and shames the poor.