More Trouble Ahead: Puerto Rico’s Impending Medicaid Crisis

By Lara Merling and Jake Johnston, www.cepr.net -

By Lara Merling and Jake Johnston for CEPR - Already in the midst of a fiscal crisis, Puerto Rico faces a long road to recovery from Hurricane Maria, a devastating storm it was ill-equipped to [...]

Protesters Rise Up To Block Health Care Repeal

By Margaret Flowers, www.popularresistance.org -

By Margaret Flowers for Popular Resistance. Washington, DC - With the September 30 deadline for the budget reconciliation process looming, Senate Republicans attempted once again to repeal and [...]

‘Big Reflection’ Needed On Opioid Crisis

By Tharanga Yakupitiyage, www.ipsnews.net -

By Tharanga Yakupitiyage for InterPress Service. UNITED NATIONS, Jun 22 2017 (IPS) - Opioids are among the most devastating drugs and are creating a crisis of epidemic proportions, said the UN [...]

Trump To Pitch Deep Cuts To Anti-Poverty Programs, Medicaid

By Erik Wasson and Steven T. Dennis, www.bloomberg.com -

By Erik Wasson and Steven T. Dennis for Bloomberg - President Donald Trump plans to propose $1.7 trillion in cuts to a category of spending that includes major social and entitlement programs for [...]

RyanCare Undermines Medicare And Medicaid, Despite Trump Promise

By Janine Jackson, www.fair.org -

By Janine Jackson for CounterSpin - Like others, this story was about how right-wing Republicans might present hurdles to the plan’s passage, because it’s too much like the dreaded Obamacare, and [...]

11 Million Could Lose Health Coverage If Expansion Of Medicaid Repealed

By Jesse Cross-Call, www.cbpp.org -

By Jesse Cross-Call for Center on Budget and Policy Priorities - Congressional Republicans indicate they will repeal key sections of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) early next year, including its [...]

Obama Approves PA Plan To Privatize And Eliminate Medicaid

By Douglas Lyons, www.wsws.org -

The Obama administration has given final approval to a Pennsylvania plan that essentially privatizes Medicaid and abolishes the program as an entitlement. Pennsylvania Republican Governor Tom [...]