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‘Starvation wages’: Walmart and McDonald’s among firms with the most workers on food stamps and Medicaid, according to a Bernie Sanders-commissioned report

Walmart and McDonald’s are among the companies with most workers on federally-funded social safety net programs to help pay for healthcare and food assistance, according to a report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Thousands of people working at the chains are on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food stamps […]
‘Starvation wages’: Walmart and McDonald’s among firms with the most workers on food stamps and Medicaid, according to a Bernie Sanders-commissioned report
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A top economic health researcher says the coronavirus reveals the biggest weaknesses of our healthcare system

https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php Economic health researcher Katherine Baicker says in the case of contagious diseases like coronavirus, it improves the health of the entire community if everyone else has access to healthcare. Baicker says the lack of coordination within the US healthcare system has exacerbated shortages because resources cannot be moved to […]
A top economic health researcher says the coronavirus reveals the biggest weaknesses of our healthcare system
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McConnell says giving aid to states to help ease the pain from the pandemic would be a ‘blue state bailout.’ But most states were doing the right thing before the coronavirus hit.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he was against bailouts for states and would rather see them go bankrupt. But states have bolstered their cash reserves and rainy-day funds in the decade since the Great Recession. The idea of allowing states to file for bankruptcy has been widely panned in […]
McConnell says giving aid to states to help ease the pain from the pandemic would be a ‘blue state bailout.’ But most states were doing the right thing before the coronavirus hit.
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A Fox News host tried 4 times to ask a Trump official if there were enough ventilators and ICU units for coronavirus patients, but couldn’t get a straight answer

Fox News’ Martha McCallum tried fruitlessly to grill a top Trump administration health official on whether the US has enough medical equipment like ventilators to treat a growing number of coronavirus patients. Other countries, such as Italy, have seen dire shortages of such equipment and have reportedly had to make […]
A Fox News host tried 4 times to ask a Trump official if there were enough ventilators and ICU units for coronavirus patients, but couldn’t get a straight answer