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In less than 10 years, there will be 55 million Americans over the age of 65

In less than 10 years, there will be 55 million Americans over the age of 65

Data show that without policy changes, many older Americans won’t have access to needed transportation and services.

Source: 2013, Roadblocks Ahead for Seniors Who Don't Drive
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For twenty-something white women, 81% of the fertility decrease is due to declining marriage rates

The recession has accelerated a long-term decline in the proportion of married white, black, and Latina women in their twenties.

Source: 2015, Millennial Childbearing and the Recession
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0.08%: The projected increase in health insurance coverage rates due to ACA’s employer mandate

.08%: The projected increase in health insurance coverage rates due to ACA’s employer mandate

The ACA’s employer mandate will not significantly expand coverage, and it may even have negative effects on low-wage workers.

Source: 2014, Why Not Just Eliminate the Employer Mandate?
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In 2012, 37% of graduate-degree recipients had borrowed $50,000 or more to pay for school

That year, 14 percent of graduate-degree recipients owed as much as $100,000 for undergraduate and graduate studies combined.

Source: 2015, Student Debt: Who Borrows Most? What Lies Ahead?
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In DC, blacks and Latinos account for 95% of pediatric emergency room visits for asthma

In DC, blacks and Latinos account for 95% of pediatric emergency room visits for asthma

Like elsewhere, low-income children with asthma in DC face challenges accessing ongoing care.

Source: 2014, Making Sense of Childhood Asthma: Lessons for Building a Better System of Care
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Between 2007 and 2012, birth rates among women in their twenties declined more than 15%

In 2012, women in their twenties gave birth at by far the slowest pace of any generation of young women in US history.

Source: 2015, Millennial Childbearing and the Recession
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