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Jonathan Cohn

House Republican Budget Could Double The Number Of Uninsured

HuffingtonPost.com | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics

Worried about the number of Americans who still don’t have health insurance? If House Republican leaders get their way, the number will be much bigg...

Arthur Delaney

House Republican Budget Whacks Food Stamps And Medicaid

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans unveiled a budget on Tuesday that, in addition to repealing Obamacare, reprises many of the safety net cuts Rep. Paul ...

This Is Your Safety Net on Block Grants

Jared Bernstein | Posted 03.16.2015 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

We're talking about block grants because the Republican budget resolutions are coming out this week and such budgets have used this mechanism to propose deep cuts in Medicaid and SNAP (food stamps).

Republicans Want to Replace Obamacare With...Obamacare-Lite?

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

Astonishingly, the Republicans have simply taken the provisions of Obamacare and made them temporary -- and called it "reform"! We'll give you fair prices, but only for a little while. We'll require you to sign up for insurance, but only until you back out.

States, Feds Skimp on Traditional Welfare Spending

David Vognar | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics
David Vognar

It is no surprise that spending on basic assistance declined dramatically in the 15 years since welfare reform became law, as this was one of the aims of the law.

Weekly Audit: Republicans' Budget Declares War on Medicare

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.05.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger The Republicans are poised to unveil a model budget on Tuesday that would effectively end Medicare by ...

The Best Thing for the Economy, the Right Thing for the Poor

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The stars have now aligned in the midst of this economic crisis, and it is precisely the time to address the urgent issues of poverty in America.