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Archive for November, 2017

Puerto Rico’s Most Vulnerable Are Still Waiting For Help 7 Weeks After Maria

Monday, November 20th, 2017

CANÓVANAS, Puerto Rico ? Juan Medina-Dishmey took stock of everything his family of six had lost in the storm, sweat accumulating on his concerned brow as he studied the piles of damaged household appliances and personal belongings that lay on his driveway. “The house is uninhabitable right now,” the 44-year-old told HuffPost in mid-October. He […]

White House Requests More Disaster Aid but Also Seeks Cuts as Deficits Rise

Monday, November 20th, 2017

By THOMAS KAPLANNOV. 17, 2017 New York Times WASHINGTON — The White House asked Congress on Friday for $44 billion in additional relief in response to this year’s devastating hurricanes, but facing rising budget deficits and pushing a tax cut that could cost $1.5 trillion, the administration also suggested that lawmakers make spending cuts to offset […]

Congress faces growing health care crisis in Puerto Rico

Monday, November 20th, 2017

BY NATHANIEL WEIXEL – 11/19/17 07:00 AM EST http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/360971-congress-faces-growing-health-care-crisis-in-puerto-rico Puerto Rico’s Medicaid funding crisis is deepening, adding yet another issue for Congress to deal with in what is sure to be a hectic December. Hurricane Maria caused serious damage to Puerto Rico’s health-care system, and none of the federal disaster relief money to date has been earmarked for […]

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