Republicans are rushing through their tax plans before the American public understands how destructive they would be. Both plans would give big tax cuts to the richest families and corporations instead of most middle- and low-income families.
As we recognize the contributions and sacrifices of our veterans, we must also acknowledge their challenges transitioning to civilian life and the need for some to access income and work supports to make ends meet.
The Trump Administration is taking action to reduce access to Medicaid for low-income workers, while on the other hand, voters are saying loud and clear they support increasing access to Medicaid for low-income workers.
Funding for CHIP expired over one month ago. If Congress doesn’t act quickly, at least eight states will run out of federal funds in the next three months, forcing them to increase state funding or terminate kids’ health coverage.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is still law, despite many repeal attempts and ongoing sabotage by the Trump Administration. On November 1, people who buy health insurance through the individual marketplace can begin shopping for coverage for 2018.
Since 2012, DACA has provided work authorization and temporary relief from deportation to approximately 800,000 young immigrants—Dreamers—who came to the United States as children. Today, these young people are 25 years old on average and have been in the country for at least 10 years—much longer for many.