Key stats, graphs, and maps on economic and social policy
0.08%: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.