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Opinion: At 19, I was homeless. Now at 25, I’m a homeowner with a good-paying union job. In the News

Opinion: At 19, I was homeless. Now at 25, I’m a homeowner with a good-paying union job.

Michigan carpenter Raquell Rivera describes how her career as a union carpenter enabled her to transition out of homelessness and become a homeowner. Raquell explains how proposed cuts to federal workforce development funding could threaten both the preapprenticeship program she attended and similar programs.

The Michigan Independent

Raquell Rivera

Opinion: The Inflation Reduction Act lowered my health care costs. Big Pharma isn’t happy. In the News

Opinion: The Inflation Reduction Act lowered my health care costs. Big Pharma isn’t happy.

A cancer survivor and retiree, Susan Robertson, shares how the Inflation Reduction Act helped her save more than $400 in health care costs. A new lawsuit from pharmaceutical companies threatens to reverse the law’s Medicare reforms.

The Michigan Independent

Susan Robertson

Older Michigander Saves $400 on Health Care Costs Personal Story
President Joe Biden and policymakers

Older Michigander Saves $400 on Health Care Costs

An older American on Medicare explains how the Inflation Reduction Act helped her access no-cost vaccines.

Op-Ed: I’m Optimistic About the Government’s Agenda for the First Time in Decades In the News

Op-Ed: I’m Optimistic About the Government’s Agenda for the First Time in Decades

Southwest Detroit resident and activist Raquel Garcia describes how environmental concerns in her community have been ignored by the government. But the Biden administration’s commitment to addressing environmental justice gives her hope that progress is finally happening.

The 'Gander

Raquel Garcia

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