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1.3 million veterans—10%— lacked health insurance in 2010


1.3 million veterans—10%-- lacked health insurance in 2010

Nearly half of uninsured veterans had incomes low enough to qualify for Medicaid in states that accepted ACA expansion.

Source: 2012, Uninsured Veterans and Family Members: Who are they and Where Do They Live?
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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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51% of out-of-school working youth work 40 weeks of the year or more

During working weeks, these youth work an average of 31 hours.

Source: 2015, Dropping Out and Clocking In
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Housing voucher recipients with cars were 2x more likely to find a job

Housing voucher recipients with cars were 2 times more likely to find a job

They also tended to live in neighborhoods with lower poverty rates, stronger housing markets, and lower health risks.

Source: 2014, Driving to Opportunity: Understanding the Links among Transportation Access, Residential Outcomes, and Economic Opportunity for Housing Voucher Recipients
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Cutting mandatory minimum sentences in half could save almost $2.5 billion in 10 years

Cutting mandatory minimum sentences in half could save almost $2.5 billion in 10 years

Reducing mandatory minimums for drug offenders alone would reduce prison overcrowding to the lowest it has been in decade.

Source: 2013, Stemming the Tide: Strategies to Reduce the Growth and Cut the Cost of the Federal Prison System
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