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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Paul Street is the author of Empire and Inequality: America and the World Since 9/11 (Paradigm, 2004) and The Empire's New Clothes: Barack Obama in the Real World of Power (Paradigm, 2010).