The Ban on Abortion for Low-Income People Is Now a Litmus Test for Congress

People have started calling out Democratic members of Congress for supporting the Hyde Amendment.


Here's AOC's Massive Plan to Address Poverty in America

2 of the bills in her package would keep the government from denying welfare benefits based on someone's criminal history or their immigration status.


2020 Democrats Hate the Hyde Amendment. But They Vote for It Anyway.

“Let me be clear on the Hyde Amendment: I would repeal it tomorrow."


It Only Took One Day for Biden to U-turn on Federal Funding for Abortions

Biden's fellow 2020 opponents spent the last two days slamming him for his position.


Louisiana’s Democratic Governor Just Signed One of the Strictest Abortion Bans into Law

It's the fifth state to pass a "fetal heartbeat" ban — following Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi and Ohio.


A Guy Named Steve Is the 22nd Democrat Running for President

The fly-fishing red-state governor opened his campaign launch video with a shot of a big hill.


Betsy DeVos wants to gut funding for the Special Olympics

The DOE’s budget proposal would eliminate nearly $18 million from the Special Olympics, and allocate an additional $60 million to charter school funding


Trump's plan to slash Medicaid could leave millions sick and in debt. Just ask Texas.

Many in Texas' Rio Grande Valley are poor and sick but still don't qualify for Medicaid.


Trump Is a Health Hazard to His Supporters

I’ll never forget how a man pulling an oxygen tank because of severe lung disease told me he would rather die than receive benefits from the Affordable Care Act because it used his tax dollars on “Mexicans and welfare queens."


Where the 2020 Democratic hopefuls stand on Medicare for All

It seems like all the rage, but what it actually means depends on who, and sometimes when, you ask.


Trump’s Plan to Eliminate AIDS Is Missing the Thing That Works Best

Making sure HIV-positive people have health insurance is key to ending the epidemic, yet the GOP is limiting the Medicaid expansion in several states.


People in Puerto Rico Can't Get the Same Hepatitis C Meds as Other American Citizens Do

Unlike states, Puerto Rico’s federal funding for Medicaid is capped, leaving health officials with a difficult choice when considering covering hepatitis C drugs.