More money earned could mean less money overall when public assistance programs get cut off.
Two-thirds of those households have children. Half of them are in deep poverty.
With all states showing an improvement in health insurance rates, some economists had hoped to see a larger improvement in poverty rates.
Jeb Bush is (mostly) right when he says the number of people in poverty increased by 6 million under Obama. But that statistic is more complicated than you might think.
Leana Wen, Baltimore’s new health commissioner, is trying to apply public health approaches to ameliorate the city’s deep-seated problems with poverty, violence and disease.
Last month, Governor Parnell decided against expanding the program, even though the federal government would pay most of the bill. That means the poorest Alaskans are left without any benefit from the new health law.
Poor adults who live in states that don’t go along with the federal health overhaul’s expansion of Medicaid expansion face a double whammy.