A separate regulation issued by the Trump administration creates a new exemption from the requirement that employers offer contraceptive coverage.
Like Reagan before him, Trump is deploying the infamous "welfare queen" myth to justify shredding the safety net. The results of the last welfare "reform" were devastating.
Stephan Salisbury is cultural writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer and a TomDispatch regular. His most recent book is Mohamed's Ghosts: An American Story of Love and Fear in the Homeland.