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Crackdown on immigrants who use public benefits takes effect

By ANITA SNOW | February 24, 2020

PHOENIX (AP) — Pastor Antonio Velasquez says that before the Trump administration announced a crackdown on immigrants using government social services, people lined up before sunrise outside a state office in a largely Latino Phoenix neighborhood to...

California governor makes homelessness top issue in 2020

By ADAM BEAM and DON THOMPSON | February 19, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Tossing aside tradition, California's governor on Wednesday devoted his biggest platform to a single issue: solving a homelessness crisis that has overwhelmed the nation's most populous state in an era of unprecedented prosperity.Governorstypically...

Appeals court deals blow to Trump’s Medicaid work rules

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and JILL BLEED | February 14, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's effort to remake Medicaid by requiring low-income people to work for health care suffered a serious setback Friday when a federal appeals court ruled it goes beyond what's allowed by law.The unanimous decision...

Kansas leader decries attempts to tie abortion, Medicaid

By JOHN HANNA | February 14, 2020

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A top Republican lawmaker in Kansas on Friday disputed the claims of GOP colleagues that a bipartisan plan to expand the state's Medicaid program would lead to taxpayers funding elective abortions.Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning,...

Trump’s $4.8 trillion budget proposal revisits rejected cuts

By ANDREW TAYLOR | February 10, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unveiled a $4.8 trillion election year budget plan on Monday that recycles deep, previously rejected cuts to domestic programs like food stamps, Medicaid, and housing as the recipe for wrestling the federal budget...

Mystery $844B pot in Trump budget signals Medicaid cuts

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | February 10, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s budget contains an $844 billion mystery pot for his still undefined health care plan, signaling steep cuts to Medicaid and “Obamacare.”That 10-year number represents hypothetical savings that would be...

Highlights of President Trump’s 2021 budget plan

February 10, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's fiscal 2021 budget plan doesn't have many fans — among either his GOP allies or opposition Democrats — but it's a measure of the president's priorities as he seeks a second term.News flash: It's short on...

Trump budget to face skepticism, overwhelming politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR | February 9, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Confronted with the threat of trillion-dollar-plus deficits for as far as the eye can see, President Donald Trump is offering a $4.8 trillion budget plan for the upcoming fiscal year that rehashes previously rejected spending cuts...

Kansas anti-abortion measure fails; Medicaid plan targeted

By JOHN HANNA | February 7, 2020

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Kansas failed to get a proposed anti-abortion amendment to the state constitution on the ballot Friday, and abortion opponents responded by moving aggressively to block a Medicaid expansion plan backed by...

Governors warn Trump rule could lead to big Medicaid cuts

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | February 6, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Governors of both major political parties are warning that a little-noticed regulation proposed by President Donald Trump's administration could lead to big cuts in Medicaid, reducing access to health care for low-income Americans.The...

Tricky trade-offs for states in Trump’s new Medicaid offer

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | January 30, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration Thursday offered states more control over Medicaid spending for some of their poorest residents, but first governors must accept a limit on how much the feds kick in.That's a potentially tricky deal for states...

Supreme Court allows enforcement of new green card rule

By MARK SHERMAN | January 27, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Trump administration to put in place new rules that could jeopardize permanent resident status for immigrants who use food stamps, Medicaid and housing vouchers.Under the new policy, immigration...

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