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US Economy Grows at Fastest Back-to-Back Pace in 4 Years

Oct 28, 2018 — West Wing Reads

US Economy Grows at Fastest Back-to-Back Pace in 4 Years
“The US economy grew at a faster rate than expected in the July-September quarter, according to the Commerce Department’s advance report released on Friday,” Akin Oyedele reports for Business Insider. With 3.5 percent GDP growth for the third quarter, it marks “the economy’s best back-to-back quarters in four years.”
Under President Donald J. Trump, “a healthy job market — with the lowest unemployment rate in 49 years — coupled with strong consumer confidence to support consumer spending, the biggest driver of the US economy.”—Click here to read more.


Medicaid Enrollment Declines for the First Time in More Than a Decade as Strong US Economy Boosts In

Oct 27, 2018 — West Wing Reads

Medicaid Enrollment
“The booming U.S. economy appears to be reducing dependence on federal health insurance for the poor,” Berkeley Lovelace Jr. reports for CNBC. Medicaid enrollment has fallen for the first time since 2007, and “states largely attribute the enrollment slowdown to a strengthening economy, resulting in fewer new low-income people qualifying for Medicaid,” he adds.—Click here to read more.

“Almost a year after declaring the opioid epidemic a public health emergency, President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed into law a sweeping legislative package that lawmakers and public health experts believe will help curb the growing crisis in the United States,” Marianna Sotomayor reports for NBC News.


Trump Administration Launches Program for Moms, Babies with Opioid Withdrawal

Oct 24, 2018 — West Wing Reads

Trump Administration Launches Program for Moms, Babies with Opioid Withdrawal
The Trump administration is launching a program to help states care for pregnant women who are using opioids and for their babies who are born dependent on the drugs,” Kimberly Leonard writes in the Washington Examiner. “The Maternal Opioid Misuse program, or the ‘M-O-M model,’ will work with state Medicaid programs to help set up services for pregnant women who are dependent on opioids and their infants, who can develop [a] condition known as neonatal abstinence syndrome.”—Click here to continue reading.


New Health Options for Small-Business Employees

Oct 24, 2018 — West Wing Reads

New Health Options for Small-Business Employees
“Americans should have more options than one plan their employer selects for them. And they should be able to maintain their insurance when they change employers or exit the job market to raise a family or care for a sick loved one,” Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, and HHS Secretary Alex Azar write in The Wall Street Journal. “That’s why the administration is proposing a regulation that would create a new way for employers to provide health coverage for employees.”

“This proposal would give millions of workers and their families more control over their health care. It also holds the promise of more-efficient health-care spending, expanded business growth, and higher wages.”—Click here to read more.


Homeland Security Warns of Cartels’ Role in Migrant Caravan

Oct 23, 2018 — West Wing Reads

“Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen warned Sunday that the illegal immigrant caravan heading toward the U.S. could be exploited by cartels that control most of the illegal flow of people through Latin America,” Stephen Dinan reports for The Washington Times. “While we closely monitor the caravan crisis, we must remain mindful of the transnational criminal organizations and other criminals that prey on the vulnerabilities of those undertaking the irregular migration journey,” Secretary Nielsen said in a statement.—Click here to read more.


President Trump Smashes Regs, Cuts $33 Billion vs. $245 Billion Added by Obama

Oct 18, 2018 — West Wing Reads

President Trump Smashes Regs, Cuts $33 Billion vs. $245 Billion Added by Obama

“President Trump’s promise to cut Obama-era regulations has gone into overdrive, with the slashing generating $33 billion in savings, far more than expected,” Paul Bedard reports for the Washington Examiner. “A new report from the White House budget office said that $23 billion in savings has occurred this year alone, with the total at $33 billion since the president took office.”

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