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Trump Administration Kills Michelle Obama’s ‘Let Girls Learn’ Program

Publishers Corner, Clifton Harris, Publisher of The San Bernardino AMERICAN News, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Unlike Melania Trump, Michelle Obama really did stuff as the first lady. She pushed an initiative promoting fitness and healthy eating for kids called “Let’s Move!” She also started the Reach Higher Initiative, which encouraged students to continue their education beyond high school.

In 2015, President Barack Obama and the first lady launched Let Girls Learn, a federal-government initiative to help girls in developing countries around the world go to school and stay in school. It was not only an attempt to help girls whose educational needs might be overlooked, but also an opportunity to empower those young women.

Well, the evil king has seen enough, and this raggedy-ass administration is doing away with Let Girls Learn because it is demented and vile. CNN reports that the program will cease operation immediately, according to an internal document that was sent to Peace Corps employees.

“Moving forward, we will not continue to use the ‘Let Girls Learn’ brand or maintain a stand-alone program,” the email sent to Peace Corps employees this week by the agency’s acting director, Sheila Crowley, read. Let Girls Learn was an intergovernmental initiative run by the Peace Corps and the U.S. Agency for International Development.

“‘Let Girls Learn’ provided a platform to showcase Peace Corps’ strength in community development, shining a bright light on the work of our Volunteers all over the world,” Crowley wrote. “We are so proud of what ‘Let Girls Learn’ accomplished and we have all of you to thank for this success.”

A spokesman for the Peace Corps told CNN on Monday that the agency would continue its efforts to promote girls’ education.

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Aguilar Responds to Report Projecting 24 Million People Losing Health Coverage Under GOP Plan

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-San Bernardino) issued a statement in response to the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) score of House Republicans’ Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal plan. This afternoon, the CBO projected that 24 million Americans will lose health care coverage under House Republicans’ new bill. The legislation would also dramatically increase premiums by allowing insurance companies to charge older adults up to five times more for coverage, driving up premiums for older adults by as much as 25 percent.

“Today’s report confirms what we all feared – House Republicans’ plan to repeal and replace the ACA will strip health care from millions of hard-working Americans, drive up premiums for older adults, and give tax breaks to the uber-wealthy. This bill is being rushed through Congress because House Republicans know it’s a bad deal for middle-class families. This bill was written in secret, hidden from the public and forced through committees in the dead of night. Now we know why.” said Rep. Aguilar.

Rep. Aguilar worked with House Republicans in the 114th Congress to improve the ACA by repealing the tax on health insurance plans and on medical device manufacturers. Rep. Aguilar supports improving the ACA but remains committed to opposing any actions that threaten affordable coverage for San Bernardino County families, which includes a full repeal of the bill. Rep. Aguilar hosted a health care roundtable on Saturday afternoon, where he met with Inland Empire health care providers, patient advocacy organizations, union representatives and officials from the San Bernardino County Government to discuss the impact of the new health care bill on Inland Empire residents.

The CBO is a nonpartisan, independent federal agency that provides impartial budget analysis and cost estimates for legislation under consideration by Congress. You can read the CBO report on the American Health Care Act here.https://www.cbo.gov/publication/52486

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Congresswoman Kelly Responses to CBO Healthcare Estimate

Matteson, IL – Congresswoman Robin Kelly, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus’s Health Braintrust, released this statement concerning the independent, non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimate of the costs of the Republicans’ Make America Sick Again bill:

“Today’s CBO report shows what we already knew: the GOP’s ‘repeal and replace’ plan means families will pay more and get less.

The CBO report clearly shows that the winners, chosen by this bill, are insurance company executives and the losers, also chosen by Republicans, are working families, older Americans and those fighting deadly diseases like cancer.

The report shows that premiums will continue to rise, until at least 2020. Additionally, it shows that single policyholders, generally self-employed individuals, small business owners or the most ill, will see a 15-20 percent premium increase.

Most importantly, the CBO report shows that, if their bill becomes law, there will be 24 million Americans living without health insurance by 2026. That’s more sick commuters on CTA, more sick kids in classrooms and more employees missing days of work.

Before this report, I was strongly opposed to this bill. I will continue fighting to protect quality, affordable healthcare for millions of Illinois families. I’m proud to stand with America’s healthcare professionals – the American Medical Association, American Nurses Association and American Hospital Association - and America’s health advocates – AARP, Cancer Action Network and March of Dimes - in opposing this disastrous bill.”

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