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Poverty

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  • Medicaid Cuts To OB-GYNs Hazardous To Women's Health

    Recently, Connecticut obstetrician-gynecologists were given an unwelcome surprise — massive cuts in payments for providing obstetric services to the state's Medicaid patients. The goal of these cuts is to slash the cost of the HUSKY program, which provides health care to low-income families. But the real cost will be to the pregnant women whose access to needed prenatal and neonatal care will suffer.
  • Medicaid gap: Choosing between dinner and a medical test

    Medicaid gap: Choosing between dinner and a medical test
    Cynthia Louis sees the bus bench advertising "Obamacare" near her Miami home as a reminder of a broken promise: that the Affordable Care Act would help her get the medical care she needs to return to work. Louis, 57, has been unemployed since fall of...

    Togo to vote in presidential election amid political unrest

    Togo will vote Saturday in an election that could see its president win a third five-year term, keeping his family in power for nearly 50 years. President Faure Gnassingbe assumed power in 2005 after his father, who ruled Togo for 38 years, died of a...

    Rauner takes budget ax to health care for the poor

    Rauner takes budget ax to health care for the poor
    A month ago, new Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and state lawmakers agreed to $300 million in cuts as part of a plan to fix a budget passed last year that didn't have enough money to cover 12 months of spending. On Thursday, a few details of what those...

    NYC goal: Lift 10% out of poverty

    NYC goal: Lift 10% out of poverty
    NEW YORK — New York City aims to lift 800,000 people out of poverty's clutches within a decade — more than the total living in Charlotte, N.C., the 16th biggest city in the United States — by launching a program that has drawn both...