Health industry tweets about Pride but stays silent on rule to undo protections for LGBTQ patients

Many influential players in the health industry have stayed silent since the Trump administration proposed undoing civil rights protections for LGBTQ patients in late May. But these muted responses haven’t gone unnoticed, especially when those who say they support LGBTQ rights, and celebrated Pride Month through social media, don’t speak up. ThinkProgress reached out to […]

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Thousands across the country take to the streets to protest ahead of planned ICE raids

Thousands across the country are taking to the streets to protest ahead of the Trump administration’s planned immigration crackdown. President Donald Trump confirmed media reports on Friday that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids will get underway beginning Sunday. ICE is expected to target undocumented immigrants with court removal orders, but officials told the New […]

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Thousands across the country take to the streets to protest ahead of planned ICE raids

Thousands across the country are taking to the streets to protest ahead of the Trump administration’s planned immigration crackdown. President Donald Trump confirmed media reports on Friday that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids will get underway beginning Sunday. ICE is expected to target undocumented immigrants with court removal orders, but officials told the New […]

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Federal appeals court blocks Trump administration’s efforts to roll back free birth control

Cost-free birth control for thousands is safe for now, after a federal appeals court on Friday blocked the Trump administration’s efforts to roll back the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) contraceptive mandate. The Third Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously upheld a district court decision issued in January that blocked regulations to allow virtually all employers to […]

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California becomes first state to give young undocumented adults health care. But is that enough?

The health care system failed Ana because of her immigration status: she’s undocumented. Ana’s last two pregnancies were riddled with complications. But her lack of insurance exacerbated her health problems. She didn’t qualify for full-scope Medicaid, even though she was eligible by income, but the state did offer her pregnancy-related Medicaid, a public plan that […]

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Chronic nuisance laws are evicting people with disabilities from their homes

Emily Doe was nearly exiled from Maplewood, Missouri, because crisis hotline volunteers sent police to her home too many times within one year. Emily, who’s bipolar and suffers from anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder, called a crisis hotline because she was suicidal. Crisis volunteers sent emergency personnel to her house on three different occasions, and […]

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‘It’s a sexist and racist attack’: Trump’s regulation to weaken home health care unions takes effect

Adarra Benjamin earns $13.48 an hour as a home health worker — a wage that includes a 48-cent-per hour raise thanks to her union, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare Illinois. Benjamin, who’s 25 years old and lives in Chicago, also received $1,200 in backpay this year after Illinois agreed to the raises back in […]

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States that passed ‘heartbeat’ bans spent thousands on abortion test cases after losing in court

Before Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Ohio made headlines for passing extreme near-total abortion bans, Arkansas and North Dakota did the same years prior. Advocacy groups immediately sued when Arkansas and North Dakota passed so-called heartbeat laws in 2013. By the end of the years-long legal battles, both states spent thousands of dollars […]

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