J. Mijin Cha
Blog Post List
July 7, 2011
As part of the ongoing budget negotiations, the Obama Administration recently signaled that it would accept tens of billions of dollars in cuts to Medicaid and Medicare. Administration officials have indicated a willingness to accept a $100 billion or more reduction in Medicaid spending over 10 years. These cuts particularly impact women of color, their families and communities and would be devastating to low-income families, who often rely on Medicaid as their only source of health coverage. Over 50 million individuals are currently enrolled in Medicaid. Women represent more than two-thirds...
March 1, 2011
The recently approved House budget for the remainder of FY 2011 and the Presidential budget for FY 2012 both include plans to reduce or eliminate funding to vital safety net and social support programs that provide critical assistance to low-income women and families. Though social spending comprises only 14 percent of the overall federal budget and keeps nearly 15 million Americans out of poverty, Congress and the Obama administration are proposing deep cuts to social program spending that will have an uneven impact on economically-disadvantaged women and children, especially families of...