Sep 16, 2017
This week the Census Bureau released its annual snapshot of poverty, health insurance, and income in the United States, and poverty is finally back to pre-recession levels. But this good news comes amid a political climate where any progress could quickly be erased. Jared Bernstein, a fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the former Chief Economist for Vice President Joe Biden, joins the show to unpack the new Census data--and how much is at stake under the Trump agenda. Next up, Tracey Ross, an expert on disaster recovery at PolicyLink's All-In Cities Initiative, explains why low-income communities and communities of color are hardest hit by natural disasters. And lastly, Rebecca is joined by Andy Slavitt, former senior healthcare official in the Obama administration, for the odds on the GOP's latest Hail Mary attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act.