After reports emerged that the Pentagon is working on plans for a “really great” military parade at the behest of President Trump, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders released a statement explaining that the parade is meant to be “a celebration at which all Americans can show their appreciation.” I’d like to suggest an even better … Continue reading Instead of a “Really Great Parade,” How About We Don’t Kick Veterans Off Medicaid?
When the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on January 11 that they will now allow states to implement work requirements for Medicaid recipients, they made a point of saying those requirements could only apply to “able-bodied adults”—in fact, they put it in the headline of their press release. The problem is, the … Continue reading The Problem with “Able-Bodied”
In 1917, Woodrow Wilson bestowed on Puerto Ricans a class of U.S. citizenship that was decidedly less than what residents of the mainland enjoyed. It was the start of a long history of inequitable treatment by the U.S. government, which today has left Puerto Rico with a weakened infrastructure, a tattered healthcare safety net, and … Continue reading Puerto Rico’s Public Health Crisis Has Its Roots in a Law Signed 100 Years Ago
Conservative Republicans in the Senate are going for broke in their attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act before September 30. The latest bill, drafted by Senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, combines every bad idea that has appeared in a repeal bill to date and then some. The impact … Continue reading The New Republican Healthcare Bill Doesn’t Only Repeal the ACA. It Also Blows Giant Holes in Medicaid.