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Poverty

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  • On his native turf, Pope Frances touches on cherished issues

    History's first Latin American pope returns to Spanish-speaking South America for the first time on Sunday, bringing a message of solidarity with the region's poor, who are expected to turn out in droves to welcome their native son home. "The pope of the...
  • Healthy Indiana Program 2.0 enrollment proceeding well

    Healthy Indiana Program 2.0 enrollment proceeding well
    Five months after the Healthy Indiana Program 2.0 was launched, more than 297,000 Indiana residents have enrolled in the Medicaid expansion program, which is well on its way to providing coverage to an estimated 350,000 Indiana residents. Local...
  • Indiana's Medicaid experiment offers a conservative take on health reform

    Indiana's Medicaid experiment offers a conservative take on health reform
    Linda Joyner, at 64, just got health coverage. Uninsured for years, the former waitress signed up for Medicaid after Indiana expanded its program through the Affordable Care Act. But unlike millions of low-income Americans who've enrolled in the...
  • Parramore leader sues Orlando over health problems at low-income housing project

    Parramore leader sues Orlando over health problems at low-income housing project
    Residents in Orlando's Parramore neighborhood know Lynn Nicholson for his involvement with the community. The sprightly 72-year-old helped found the city's first community garden and serves on the Mayor's Committee on Aging. When people need a place to...
  • Catholic leaders press GOP to heed pope on climate, poor

    Roman Catholic leaders in the early voting state of Iowa implored candidates for president Thursday to take up Pope Francis' call for "profound political courage" by focusing their campaigns as much on improving the environment and income inequality as...
  • Ohio Medicaid plan would require enrollees to share in cost

    About 1 million low-income Ohio residents could be required to pay a new monthly cost for Medicaid health coverage or potentially lose it under a Republican provision in the state budget, officials estimate. The idea, which will require federal approval,...
  • Pope brings 'church for the poor' to South America's poorest

    Pope Francis is taking his "church for the poor" to three of South America's poorest and most peripheral countries, making a grueling, week-long trip that will showcase the pope at his unpredictable best: speaking his native Spanish on his home turf about...
  • Bangladesh-based poverty group founder wins World Food Prize

    A man who created a nonprofit organization credited with helping more than 150 million people out of poverty was named the winner of the 2015 World Food Prize on Wednesday. Fazle Hasan Abed, of Bangladesh, created BRAC, the organization originally...
  • AP PHOTOS: Pope to visit poor in Ecuador, Bolivia, Paraguay

    Pigs rummage through garbage searching for leftovers. The people live in shacks made of plywood and corrugated metal. Any semblance of stability in the sprawling slum of 15,000 families is upended when heavy rains burst the banks of the nearby Paraguay...
  • Low-income kids soar on summer trips abroad

     Low-income kids soar on summer trips abroad
    Growing up in Englewood, 18-year-old Lawon Pace spent his free time playing video games inside his family's three-bedroom apartment because he knew it wasn't safe on the street. When he did go outside, he said, "I always walked with somebody," and he...
  • Vanderburgh County finds it difficult to get workers to jobs

    Transportation availability wasn't one of the hurdles of daily life in the East Coast metropolitan communities Janet Rodriguez came from before moving to Indiana. Rodriguez and husband Ivan Carvajal moved to the Evansville area almost five years ago as...