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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.
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.
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.
Housing voucher recipients with cars were 2x more likely to find a job
They also tended to live in neighborhoods with lower poverty rates, stronger housing markets, and lower health risks.
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.