As the Trump Administration proposes slashing federal agency budgets and [...]
Recent pieces address taking children from their parents, limited treatment options for opioid use disorder, and how police violence is a reproductive justice issue. (Updated 8/16 with links to Charlottesville-related pieces)
Trump administration’s de-regulatory agenda: “Watching the American safety net unravel before our eyes”
A Center for Progressive Reform analysis of the Trump administration's first regulatory agenda finds delay and abandonment of dozens of rules designed to protect public health.
The defeat of Republicans' so-called "skinny" repeal is good news for public health. But what's next?
With so many threats to public health arising each month, it can be hard to catch all of them. The Union of Concerned Scientists has performed a tremendous service by producing the report Sidelining Science from Day One: How the Trump Administration Has Harmed Public Health and Safety in Its First Six Months.
Remember in the bad old days before the ACA, when those who bought individual plans on the private market faced unpleasant surprises – like finding at out a very inopportune time that their plans didn’t cover hospitalization or maternity care, or that they’d reached a lifetime limit? If Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has his way, we’ll be going back to those hated conditions, but with the added burden of deep Medicaid cuts and other provisions that are awful for public health.
Both the Senate BCRA and the Freedom Caucus budget proposal aim to cut spending on crucial assistance programs while granting large tax breaks that disproportionately benefit the wealthy.
The Congressional Budget Office’s initial score of the Senate’s “Better Care Reconciliation Act” calculated that 22 million people, 15 million of them Medicaid beneficiaries, would lose health insurance by 2026. For Medicaid recipients, though, the picture worsens steadily after that ten-year window, due to per-capita caps on how much the federal government would contribute.
Let's remember the big picture about Medicaid cuts.
The process by which Republicans are trying to pass their healthcare bill is alarming and potentially disastrous for the future of the US legislative process.