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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Simon Johnson, former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, is a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and a member of the CBO’s Panel of Economic Advisers. He is a co-founder of The Baseline Scenario.