Ozone and year-round particle pollution are improving, but cities will find it harder to make gains and save lives between worsening climate change and President Trump’s rollback of Clean Power Plan protections.
Unemployment and lack of access to quality care during the last recession sent hundreds of thousands of Michiganders into a spiral of declining health they can’t extricate themselves from to find work. Now their only lifeline is threatened.
The incident came at an inopportune moment for the Trump administration, which recently called for slashing the overall budget for the Department of Housing and Urban Development by 13 percent in its 2018 proposal.
As an opioid epidemic rages, states are running out of residential slots to treat people with drug and alcohol addiction. Four states can now use Medicaid dollars to expand residential treatment and other states want to do the same.