Trump budget poised to slash healthcare for poor, other programs

Trump budget poised to slash healthcare for poor, other programsThe White House is set to release President Donald Trump's first full budget on Tuesday, a plan that will include a cut of more than $800 billion from the Medicaid program for the poor and reductions in other social spending. The Medicaid cuts were part of a Republican healthcare bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives in early May, which aims to gut the Obama administration's 2010 law that expanded insurance coverage and the government-run Medicaid program. Trump's initial budget outline for discretionary spending received a tepid response from Congress, which controls the purse strings, and, ultimately, government spending.



U.S. extends 'temporary protected status' to Haitians

U.S. extends 'temporary protected status' to HaitiansWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will allow more than 50,000 victims of Haiti's 2010 earthquake to remain in the United States with work authorizations until January 2018, department officials told reporters on Monday.



Loss-making Air Namibia wins permit to fly into U.S.: report

Loss-making Air Namibia wins permit to fly into U.S.: reportWINDHOEK (Reuters) - State-owned Air Namibia has won approval to fly into the United States and hopes to generate revenues through its codesharing agreements, the government-run daily New Era reported on Monday,



Trump administration asks for time to weigh Obamacare subsidies

Trump administration asks for time to weigh Obamacare subsidiesThe Trump administration and U.S. House of Representatives Republicans on Monday told a federal court they have not yet decided on how to proceed in a major case that could end cost-sharing subsidies paid to insurers that are vital to the functioning of the Obamacare healthcare law. In a joint filing submitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the administration and Republican lawmakers who had previously challenged the payments asked for more time to consider their options. The case, which dates back to the Obama administration, was filed by the Republican-led House against the federal government in an effort to cut off subsidy payments for the individual plans created by the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.



Puerto Rico pension, highway agency join government in bankruptcy

Puerto Rico pension, highway agency join government in bankruptcyPuerto Rico's federal oversight board has sought bankruptcy protection for the island's highway authority and largest public pension, making them the latest commonwealth entities to turn to a court to work out debt. The board filed the cases late on Sunday in U.S. District Court in San Juan, under a process akin to U.S. bankruptcy, known as Title III, that was created by the U.S Congress last year. The latest filings could set the stage for an unconventional fight between retirees and the very lenders whose money was supposed to sustain them, an indication of just how complex Puerto Rico's debt structure is.





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