Health care reform in the United States has come a long way. But much work remains.
This series of papers by AJS Federal Issues Policy Director Bill Daley examines the state of health care reform in the U.S. and the role state-level policy-making will play as we move forward and implement the Affordable Care Act. Continue reading “The State of Health Care Reform”
The debate about the Bush tax cuts for the top 2 percent of income earners (with annual household income over $250,000) is heating up in Washington, DC, and with it the rhetoric about how ending these special breaks might affect small businesses.
Indeed, opponents of ending the special breaks at the top are making doomsday claims about potential negative impacts on small businesses. They’ve even funded a “study,” based on wild assumptions, to manufacture convenient figures to support their claims about possible job losses. Continue reading “Bogus Claims About Small Business and the Bush Tax Cuts for the Top 2 Percent”
It’s not news that these are tough economic times for America. Critical social programs have had budgets slashed or programs cut altogether, and there seems to be little that anyone can do about it. At a time when the most needy of our society are being told to tighten their belts, the Pentagon has launched an ad campaign that essentially says they shouldn’t have to make budget sacrifices like the rest of us. Continue reading “Is The Pentagon Paying Its Fair Share?”
Alliance for a Just Society affiliates organized actions in response to the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act, helping to frame the debate moving forward. Here are a few highlights of the coverage from Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Main Street Alliance: Continue reading “AJS affiliates respond to ACA ruling”
Bill Daley is the Federal Issues Policy Director at The Alliance for a Just Society.
The surprising ruling by the Supreme Court on the Affordable Care Act has tempted a spate of Governors to suggest that their states will not participate in the expansion of Medicaid. Continue reading “If your state chooses not to expand Medicaid…you get to pay anyway.”