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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Poll: Huge Majorities Reject Trump’s Medicare And Medicaid Cuts

New national polling from Public Policy Polling conducted for the organization Protect Our Care shows overwhelming voter rejection of the cuts to Medicare and Medicaid in the budget the Trump administration released this week, once more elevating health care to a key issue for the 2020 campaign, and creating a major headache for Republicans.

The survey found that 60 percent of voters are opposed to Trump’s proposed Medicaid cuts; 72 percent say they oppose the proposed Medicare cuts; and 50 percent say they’re less likely to vote for him because of these proposed cuts. That includes 54 percent who consider themselves independents.…

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Trump Budget Would Cut Food And Health Care For Millions

Trump’s budget for the next fiscal year was released on Monday, and it’s just as bad as you can imagine.

In it, Trump proposes gutting social safety-net programs, like food stamps, while at the same time working to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with the same health care bill Republicans failed to pass in 2017, which would kick 21 million Americans off the insurance rolls.

Trump’s budget also proposes further health care cuts, including nixing zero-premium plans on the ACA exchanges and demanding that all Americans “contribute something.” That could raise costs for millions of poorer Americans who currently pay $0 in health care subsidies in the ACA exchange.…

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Rand Paul Will Support Senate Resolution Voiding Trump’s ‘Emergency’

In a speech on Saturday, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) said he will vote for a resolution blocking President Trump’s national emergency declaration to build a wall on the U.S. southern border, setting the stage for the bill to pass in a humiliating defeat for the president.

According to a report in the the Bowling Green Daily News, Paul told Republicans attending the Southern Kentucky Lincoln Day Dinner that he “can’t vote to give extra-Constitutional powers to the president.”

“I can’t vote to give the president the power to spend money that hasn’t been appropriated by Congress,” he said. “We may want more money for border security, but Congress didn’t authorize it.…

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