Putting Pedestrians First On New York City’s Streets Saved Medicaid $90 Million In Five Years

The aftermath of a deadly crash that took place in the Bronx last monthPhoto: New York Daily News / Contributor (Getty Images) After decades of dedicating city streets to ensuring drivers can get anywhere they want to go as fast and conveniently as possible, cities around the country have slowly started to realize that’s not … Read more

Voters blame businesses more than Biden for sticky inflation

President Joe Biden speaks during an event about lowering costs for American families at the Granite State YMCA Allard Center of Goffstown on March 11, 2024 in Goffstown, New Hampshire.  Sophie Park | Getty Images News | Getty Images President Joe Biden is starting to win the inflation blame game against corporations. A recent Financial … Read more

Biden campaign ad blasts Trump over Social Security, Medicare cuts

U.S. President Joe Biden disembarks Air Force One as he arrives in Manchester, New Hampshire, on March 11, 2024. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters The reelection campaign of President Joe Biden on Monday released a new digital advertisement targeting Donald Trump over comments the former president made to CNBC about cutting government programs including Social Security, … Read more

Biden blasts Trump over Social Security, Medicare cut ideas

Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. President Donald Trump gestures to supporters as he hosts a campaign rally at the Forum River Center in Rome, Georgia, U.S. March 9, 2024.  Alyssa Pointer | Reuters President Joe Biden on Monday quickly slapped down Donald Trump’s suggestion in a CNBC interview that “there is a lot” that … Read more

Medicaid challenges leave many Black Americans uninsured

Recent changes to Medicaid programs, aimed at closing a health coverage gap in the U.S., have left behind some Americans — particularly people of color. Among the non-elderly population in the U.S. — those under age 65 — insured rates rose during the Covid pandemic, with 3.4 million Americans enrolling in health coverage between 2019 … Read more

Expanding Medicaid May Be Far Less Expensive Than It Looks

Conservatives have long badgered Congress’ own numbers crunchers, with some success, to say tax cuts aren’t as expensive as they look. But in a turnabout, liberals now have something to cheer for from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. In a paper published last month, the CBO said Medicaid and other programs that provide a long-term … Read more

Trump clemency recipient Philip Esformes loses Supreme Court bid

FILE – In this Aug. 7, 2015 file photo, Philip Esformes arrives at the 15th Annual Harold and Carole Pump Foundation Gala held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, in Los Angeles. Rob Latour | Invision | AP The Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal from Florida nursing home owner Philip Esformes, whose … Read more