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Going Against the Healthcare Insanity of the GOP Was the Only Option Out There


This article originally appeared on Latino Rebels. Is there a more fitting metaphor for the plight of our current political climate than Republicans pushing a vote to take away healthcare from millions of Americans, while they benefit from the best government-funded healthcare available? After flying back to Washington D.C. from having brain surgery, Senator John McCain delivered Read More >>

Americans Pay The Price When Our Political Institutions Erode


This article first appeared on the Huffington Post. It is said that compromise is the cornerstone of democracy. If that is indeed the case, American democracy is seriously faltering. The increasing hyper-partisanship and petty politicking coming out of Washington D.C. has effectively undermined the legislative process and ability of both parties to come together in Read More >>

As Medicaid Cuts Loom, Disability Advocates Fear the Worst


This article originally appeared on MLK50. For low-income people with disabilities, a straightforward mission like finding the right wheelchair can be a long-fought battle. More complex needs, such as acquiring home health care services, can take years — and lots of luck. At the Memphis Center for Independent Living, staff and volunteers work to give disabled clients the Read More >>

Facing a health care labyrinth


This article originally appeared on Albuquerque Journal. If the GOP-led House and Senate pass Donald Trump’s proposed budget that calls for slashing $800 billion from Medicaid, I am scared I will die. I know that is blunt, but I struggle to make ends meet and I have a pre-existing condition: cancer. I cannot afford the Read More >>

Trump’s Tax Plan Is A Reverse Robin Hood Ploy


This article first appeared on the Huffington Post. The Republican Party just tried a massive redistribution of wealth from the poor to the rich through the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. The resulting tax cuts would have given$600 billion to the wealthiest of Americans at the expense of leaving 24 million Americans uninsured over the next ten Read More >>

Soda Industry vs. Quality Child Care


By Chirag Mehta, Senior Policy Advisor, Center for Community Change Coca-Cola and the soda industry at large are pulling out all the stops to fight Santa Fe, New Mexico residents who want to pass a very small tax on sugary drinks to fund a program that would make preschool available to 1,000 low-income children. Coca-Cola Read More >>