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Trump’s new HHS rule will harm far more people than you realize
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Trump’s new HHS rule will harm far more people than you realize

Maggie Siddiqi writes about the harm possible under a new rule proposed by the Department of Health and Human Services.

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  • Maggie Siddiqi

(RNS) — On Nov. 1, the Trump administration proposed a new rule that could allow over $30 billion in Department of Health and Human Services grants to flow to organizations that openly refuse to serve people of faith, women and LGBTQ people.

The administration claims that this rule only applies to child welfare agencies.

And yet, the reality is far worse. Foster care accounts for only about 1% of all HHS grant funding. The proposed rule allocates over $30 billion to HHS grantees who run critical service programs like Meals on Wheels, Head Start, youth homelessness services, services for survivors of domestic violence, and more.

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Maggie Siddiqi

Senior Director, Religion and Faith