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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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53% of nonprofits with government contracts or grants froze or reduced employee salaries in 2012

53% of nonprofits with government contracts or grants froze or reduced employee salaries in 2012

Governments often limit what these nonprofits can spend on general overhead or administrative costs.

Source: 2014, National Study of Nonprofit-Government Contracts and Grants 2013: State Profiles
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20% to 50%: The variation in how much money trickles down to local public sectors

20% to 50%: The variation in how much money trickles down to local public sectors

Research indicates that more money in a local public sector appeared to increase a government’s effectiveness.

Source: 2013, Analyzing the Role of the Local Public Sector in Achieving Sustainable Development: Does More Spending at the Local Level Result in Better Development Outcomes?
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38.4% of black US children were poor in 2012, compared with 21.8% of all US children

38.4% of black US children were poor in 2012, compared with 21.8% of all US children

More than one in five children in the United States lives in poverty—a total of over 16 million poor kids in all.

Source: 2013, Poverty in the United States
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LGBTQ kids, teens, and young adults comprise an estimated 20% to 40% of all homeless youth

LGBTQ kids, teens, and young adults comprise an estimated 20 to 40% of all homeless youth

LGBTQ youth are overrepresented among homeless youth. Ending youth homelessness requires special attention to this subpopulation.

Source: 2013, Youth Count! Process Study
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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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