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Sun Jun 23, 2019, 01:27 PM

The Trump administration's plan to change the poverty line would hurt pople who need help the most

For decades our country has suffered from systemic inequality and racial segregation that continues to prevent millions of African Americans from gaining access to new opportunities. Now, President Trump is once again attempting to rob African American communities of basic assistance, access to education and quality health care.

The Trump administration is on the verge of making an end run around Congress by attempting to change the federal poverty line. In a recently released proposal, the administration would change how inflation is used to calculate the official federal definition of poverty used by the U.S. Census Bureau to estimate the size of the country’s poor population. This is clearly another attempt to cut people with low- or moderate-income off of government assistance. If successful, the Trump administration would single handedly cause millions of Americans across the nation to lose their eligibility for, or a decrease in, help from health care services, food assistance programs such, as SNAP, and other programs that help working families reach their basic needs.

In health care, the federal poverty level (FPL) income numbers from the previous year are used to calculate an individual’s or family’s eligibility for certain programs and benefits. This includes savings on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace health insurance plans, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage. By considering lowering the inflation measure to calculate annual adjustments to the FPL, the administration is putting a bullseye on low-income Americans, African Americans who tend to have a low- or moderate-income, seniors, and people with disabilities.

According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, after ten years, more than 250,000 seniors and people with disabilities would lose eligibility for, or see a large decrease in, help from Medicare’s Part D Low-Income Subsidy program. If you’re wondering what that means, let us explain. If President Trump rolls back this guidance, our seniors and people with disabilities would pay higher premiums for their prescription drugs and could pay premiums of over $1,500 per year for their health care coverage.

https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/449932-the-trump-administrations-plan-to-change-the-poverty-line-would

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Reply The Trump administration's plan to change the poverty line would hurt pople who need help the most (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jun 2019 OP
dalton99a Jun 2019 #1
Eliot Rosewater Jun 2019 #2
mr_lebowski Jun 2019 #3
Turin_C3PO Jun 2019 #4
Eliot Rosewater Jun 2019 #7
Skittles Jun 2019 #6
Eliot Rosewater Jun 2019 #8
Skittles Jun 2019 #9
BeckyDem Jun 2019 #5
Skittles Jun 2019 #10
BeckyDem Jun 2019 #11

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 01:30 PM

1. Kick

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 01:37 PM

2. he and his pals HATE poor people , but we will all just sit here and do nothing

just like concentration camps at the border, and we do nothing

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 01:51 PM

3. You make it sound like bitching on the internet is just, like ... DOING NOTHING!?!

Pffft .. Whatever!

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 01:59 PM

4. What can we do?

I vote Democratic, volunteer, send donations to various charities and the ACLU. I feel so powerless though.

Any suggestions? I’m asking seriously.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 05:42 PM

7. Have to encourage people to go to the streets. I am willing to go but alone it would be a waste

of time.

We need to daily emphasize this on Twitter and elsewhere.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 03:45 PM

6. what is Nancy doing?

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Response to Skittles (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 05:44 PM

8. Hell of a lot more than you or me. She is fighting the fight all day everyday

Here is why she doesnt want impeachment hearings

NOT because nationally or even SENATE races would be harmed , if anything the hearings would help us there likely

but individual house races where Democrats took seats in close races we could lose those seats, lose the House.

THOSE members are FORCED to go on the record and either way they LOSE. If they say no, Dems primary them and give them shit to no end, if they say YES they will lose votes also.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #8)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 09:18 PM

9. sorry, she's not doing enough

and you have ZERO clue what I do

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 03:40 PM

5. I worry how much more dangerous things could get as we get closer to the election.

He will do anything for his sick base.

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Response to BeckyDem (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 09:21 PM

10. CORRECT

especially since he knows Dems, or repukes, will do NOTHING about it

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Response to Skittles (Reply #10)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 05:18 PM

11. Yes, we need to do more.

ACLU tries, and we did pass laws, but why can't we go after him on the human rights violations alone?

I really worry for these people, and then there is Iran too.



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