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20% of public resources are used to fund local services in developing countries like Egypt
Industrialized nations spend 50 percent or more on public services, including infrastructure and access to drinking water.
The number of US counties with enough affordable housing for extremely low-income renters
Nationwide, there are 28 affordable units for every 100 renters with incomes at or below 30 percent of the area median income.
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.
Only 1% of students who earned bachelor’s degrees in 2004 had accumulated up to $50,000 in debt
By 2008, the number rose to 3 percent; by 2012, it was up to 10 percent.
In 2014, health programs accounted for one-fifth of expenditures on children—about $93 billion
Other categories included tax provisions, nutrition, income security, education and care, social services, housing, and training.
Black and Hispanic Americans are 2x as likely to have student loan debt as whites
Sixteen percent of whites have student loan debt, as do 34 percent of African Americans and 28 percent of Hispanics.