I have been working on just the right words to say to the four or five people who call me every day and say, “I received a call from this number.” For a while, I would just say, “I didn’t call you.” That led to a variety of responses such as a defiant, “Yes you did. It says so right on my phone.”
With state elections coming up, one of the hottest issues is expansion of Medicaid. When Congress passed the Affordable Care Act nine years ago, it included the expansion of Medicaid to cover families and individuals making 138 percent of the poverty level.
Earlier this year, President Trump signed into law The First Step Act, a first step toward criminal justice reform. The goal is to reduce the sky-high U.S. incarceration rate, which is five times higher than other developed countries in the world.