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From 1979 to 2013, real median compensation of all workers increased by 38%

Real compensation

That’s more than double the rate obtained when considering only cash earnings and using the conventional adjustment for inflation.

Source: 2015, Beyond the Wage Stagnation Story
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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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Federal prisoners are required to serve at least 87% of their prison sentences

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.

Source: 2013, Stemming the Tide: Strategies to Reduce the Growth and Cut the Cost of the Federal Prison System
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51% of US low-income men ages 18-44 lack any health insurance coverage

51% of U.S. 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.

Source: 2013, The Health of Disconnected Low-Income Men
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Suggested evidence-based reforms to the ACA would cost
$453 billion to
$559 billion over 10 years

ACA next steps

The cost is much smaller than the estimated savings in national health expenditures relative to projections made before the ACA.

Source: 2015, After King v. Burwell: Next Steps for the Affordable Care Act
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6.2 million kids were living with at least one unemployed parent in an average month in 2012

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.

Source: 2013, Unemployment from a Child’s Perspective
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