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A database called the Victim Information and Notification Exchange, or DHS-VINE, is now part of the Administration's crackdown on [[Immigration|undocumented immigrants]]. This database provides information on the detention status of undocumented immigrants who have been accused of crimes. For some people in this database, their only crime is their immigration status. This database includes personal information, which puts undocumented immigrations who are victims of abuse in danger. This is particularly dangerous for women and girls who are victims of gender-based violence.[http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/05/immigrant-domestic-violence-victims-appear-dhs-database]. See [[Immigration|our Immigration page]] for more information.
 
A database called the Victim Information and Notification Exchange, or DHS-VINE, is now part of the Administration's crackdown on [[Immigration|undocumented immigrants]]. This database provides information on the detention status of undocumented immigrants who have been accused of crimes. For some people in this database, their only crime is their immigration status. This database includes personal information, which puts undocumented immigrations who are victims of abuse in danger. This is particularly dangerous for women and girls who are victims of gender-based violence.[http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/05/immigrant-domestic-violence-victims-appear-dhs-database]. See [[Immigration|our Immigration page]] for more information.
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==Impacts on Women of GOP Health Care Bill==
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*Any non-profit (including Planned Parenthood) that provides abortion services, except in the case of rape/incest or when the life of the mother is at stake, would become ineligible to receive any federal funding.[http://energycommerce.house.gov/sites/republicans.energycommerce.house.gov/files/documents/AmericanHealthCareAct.pdf] Under the Hyde amendment, federal funding cannot be used to provide abortion services unless the life of the mother is threatened or a pregnancy is caused by rape.[http://edition.cnn.com/2017/01/05/politics/paul-ryan-planned-parenthood-obamacare/]
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*The Congressional Budget Office estimates that about '''15 percent of the people who currently use Planned Parenthood would lose access to health care'''.[https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/costestimate/americanhealthcareact.pdf]
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*Tax credits could not be used to buy plans that cover abortion services (except in the case of rape or incest).[http://files.kff.org/attachment/Proposals-to-Replace-the-Affordable-Care-Act-Summary-of-the-American-Health-Care-Act]
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*Freezing the expansion of Medicaid would most likely '''affect women more than men since women have a higher poverty rate'''. It would also disproportionately affect '''women of color and women with disabilities''' because their poverty rates are even higher.[https://www.yahoo.com/news/trumpcare-means-women]
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*Cost limits under the ACA to protect seniors from insurers raising prices for healthcare coverage, which was three times the cost of the least generous plan for younger Americans, would increase to five times, which will affect elderly women since they are more likely to be living in poverty than men (10.3% to 7%).[https://www.yahoo.com/news/trumpcare-means-women]
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*Married taxpayers would only be eligible for tax credits to help pay for health insurance coverage if they file a joint tax return. This would harm married women in unsafe or difficult situations; By requiring married couples to file joint returns, the bill ignores very significant situations where filing jointly may not be possible or safe: including physical or mental abuse, pending divorce, or when one spouse is incarcerated.[http://nwlc.org/blog/worsttbtever-when-women-werent-separate-persons-from-their-husbands/]
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*The "Joint Filing Requirement" would require sharing of information between a survivor and her abusive spouse. This may reveal sensitive information like a new physical address, phone number, employer and bank account. In the case of an abandoned spouse, there is no husband for the purposes of tax filing. With this repeal bill, women in these two scenarios would not be eligible for tax credits to purchase health insurance.[http://nwlc.org/blog/worsttbtever-when-women-werent-separate-persons-from-their-husbands/]
  
 
==Trump's Child Care Plan==
 
==Trump's Child Care Plan==

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