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States see record low unemployment across the US

BY: - May 25, 2023

Across much of the country, the jobs market is as strong as it’s ever been, and Black women, young people and people with disabilities are among the workers benefiting, recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data show. Twenty states reported an unemployment rate under 3% in April, while 15 states saw record lows, led by […]

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GOP’s desired work requirements for federal aid would kick roughly 21M from anti-poverty programs

BY: - May 23, 2023

Congressional Republicans’ efforts to slash federal spending by tying work requirements to Medicaid and SNAP would have far-reaching consequences for people with mental health issues, chronic health problems, and some people with disabilities if enacted, policy experts on anti-poverty programs say. They say the work requirements as laid out by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s “Limit, […]

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Biden administration warns U.S. House GOP debt limit bill would slash education

BY: - April 26, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona on Tuesday said House Republicans’ debt limit proposal would cut vital education programs and harm vulnerable students across the U.S., such as those who are low income or have a disability. “It would be taking us backwards,” Cardona said on a call with reporters. U.S. House Speaker Kevin […]

Medicaid recipients with disabilities at risk of losing their doctors if health care providers don’t sign contracts

BY: - February 20, 2023

People who use Medicaid and have severe mental illness, substance use disorders or developmental disabilities soon might have to switch doctors if their health care providers don’t sign on with new managed care plans.   These providers include many of the state’s large health systems, major hospitals and their physicians’ offices. They have been slow to sign on to Medicaid managed care networks that the state calls tailored plans. These plans are supposed to cover both the physical and mental health needs of people with behavioral health or cognitive disorders.  

NC judge freezes action in disabled residents’ community needs case

BY: - February 10, 2023

The state Department of Health and Human Services won’t have to provide housing and community services to people with developmental disabilities according to a schedule defined in a recent court order while it appeals. Superior Court Judge Allen Baddour granted the state’s request to stop action on his schedule for providing increased housing and services […]

Indiana case – now at the Supreme Court — could impact millions of vulnerable Americans

BY: - October 13, 2022

A public health agency argues that nursing home patients shouldn’t be able to sue the facilities for civil rights violations As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear oral arguments in an Indiana case that could have national implications for millions of Americans participating in federal safety net programs, pressure is mounting locally for the […]


Report: Rep. Madison Cawthorn’s sad trail of fibs continues to grow

BY: - January 22, 2021

Congressman’s claim that he trained for the Paralympic Games shown to be misleading at best The list of disturbing reports about freshman North Carolina congressman, Madison Cawthorn — both with respect to his behavior since winning election last November and the truthfulness of the public statements he’s made over time about his background — continues […]


Happy Birthday, Social Security!

BY: - August 14, 2015

Eighty years ago today, President Roosevelt signed into law the Social Security Act, creating one of our nation’s most important social programs. Since 1935, Social Security has kept millions of working Americans out of poverty, allowing them to live with dignity through the difficulties of old age or the loss of spouses and parents. Today, […]