Trump, May talk trade on the sidelines of UN summit

first_imgA White House readout of the same meeting, released this morning, did not mention trade at all. Also On POLITICO Brexit Files Insight Theresa May’s tricky numbers game By Tom McTague U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May again sought to convince President Donald Trump of the damage that an ongoing case between U.S. aircraft manufacturer Boeing and its Canadian rival Bombardier could bring to Northern Ireland, according to a readout of their meeting released Thursday.”The prime minister reiterated to the president the importance of Bombardier to the economy of Northern Ireland and the importance of protecting the jobs the company provides,” May’s office said of the meeting, which was held Wednesday on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly.Trump also repeated his desire for a strong trading relationship with the U.K., including through a trade deal struck after Britain completes its exit from the European Union, the readout said. May responded that “Britain will continue to be a true champion of global free trade,” according to the statement.last_img read more

KCUR shines light on plight of Prairie Village man facing Medicaid service cuts

first_imgFinn Bullers and his wife Anne, pictured in January.KCUR on Thursday shined the spotlight on the troubling experience Prairie Village resident Finn Bullers has had trying to navigate KanCare, Kansas’s Medicaid administration program.Bullers, a former Kansas City Star reporter who suffers from Muscular Dystrophy, has received round-the-clock in-home medical assistance, helping him adhere to medication regiments, to clean and cloth himself, and to prepare food.But as part of KanCare move to examine costs, several thousand KanCare recipients have had their service levels evaluated. United Healthcare, the company that manages Buller’s Medicaid, told Bullers his attendant care services will be cut by 75 percent. The cuts are scheduled to go into effect Nov. 1.It’s a move that Bullers’ physician told KCUR she finds troubling:Dr. Laurie Fisher, Buller’s doctor for more than ten years, says she was not consulted when United reevaluated Bullers, and she disagrees with the company’s decision.“I understand that there’s concern about people misusing the health system or that certain people get more care than they probably truly need,” says Fisher. “But I really feel like Finn is a very appropriate candidate for 24-hour care and needs it to continue to be able to live.”Read KCUR’s full piece here.And see our previous coverage here and here.last_img read more