Along with the enactment of welfare reform 17 years ago this August came tougher practices in debt enforcement—which, in many cases, lands the poor behind bars, leads to suspensions in drivers’ licenses, and other practices that make finding work much harder.
This week, the AMA warned Obama that a public plan could restrict patient choice. But for millions of Americans, getting a choice between healthcare and no healthcare would represent a 100% increase in their healthcare options.
At a meeting with a small group of progressive bloggers at the Clinton Foundation headquarters in Harlem this afternoon, President Bill Clinton held forth on climate change and building retrofitting, access to AIDS medicines in the developing world, and education standards, but came alive when discussing prospects for health care reform.
Right Wing Watch reports today on Senator McCain’s ties to militant anti-abortion activists.
At a meeting with progressive bloggers, President Bill Clinton discussed the current economic crisis, encouraging the progressive blogosphere to force questions about whether an economic recovery plan will bolster “not only Wall Street but Main Street.”