Author: Daniel Weintraub

Trump, Aging and the Wayback Machine

  By Matt Perry What does Donald Trump’s presidency mean for aging? After declaring on his first full day in office “I feel young, I feel like I’m 30, 35, 39,” a poll of aging experts illuminates just how far we’ve progressed in our acceptance of elder politicians. At the same time, these same experts express deep concern about how the new president’s policies could

ACA repeal could be big blow to working poor

By Daniel Weintraub California probably gained more than any other state from the Affordable Care Act, the federal health reform better known as Obamacare. Now, with the program facing almost certain demise, the state and its low-income residents have the most to lose. President-elect Donald Trump and his Republican allies in Congress have pledged to repeal Obamacare and then replace it with something better. No

Teen Bullying Associated with Serious Psychological Distress, Study Finds

Nearly a third of California teens who were bullied later report serious psychological distress, a new study has found. About 30 percent of California teens who were victims of bullying reported that they were depressed, anxious or had other serious psychological distress in the months after, according to the report, published in the peer-reviewed California Journal of Health Promotion in October. Researchers found that teens

Why transit advocates are optimistic about the Trump era

By Daniel Weintraub In the days following Donald Trump’s election as president, progressive activists on a number of issues – from health care to education and the environment – said they were preparing to fight against an expected attempt to roll back everything they’d worked so hard to achieve during the Obama Administration. But at a post-election gathering in Sacramento of transportation policy experts from

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