Thanks to sustained pressure from the grassroots labor movement, Democratic lawmakers have introduced legislation for a livable minimum wage.
Even without congressional or judicial actions, the White House and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price have many tools to significantly reshape the ACA.
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Margaret Austin Smith is a former adult literacy instructor and a current graduate student studying the sociology of education and critical pedagogy at the University of Maryland, College Park.