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From 1979 to 2013, real median compensation of all workers increased by 38%
That’s more than double the rate obtained when considering only cash earnings and using the conventional adjustment for inflation.
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.
Federal prisoners are required to serve at least 87% of their prison sentences
Lowering the minimum amount of time served to 75 percent could save $1 billion over 10 years.
51% of US low-income men ages 18-44 lack any health insurance coverage
Nineteen percent of low-income men report fair or poor health vs. 4.9 percent among higher-income men ages 18–44.
Suggested evidence-based reforms to the ACA would cost
$453 billion to
$559 billion over 10 years
The cost is much smaller than the estimated savings in national health expenditures relative to projections made before the ACA.
6.2 million kids were living with at least one unemployed parent in an average month in 2012
Studies show that having an unemployed parent can affect children’s development and well-being.