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Poverty

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  • Poverty, race drive asthma rates more than city living

    Poverty, race drive asthma rates more than city living
    It was the day after Mother's Day in 2012 when Faith Walker ran into her East Baltimore house unable to breathe. Her mother, Tyishia Walker, who suffers from asthma and has an older daughter with the disease, knew exactly what was wrong: Faith also...
  • Hawaii bills aim to help Micronesian migrants pay for health care after rule switch

    Hawaii lawmakers are trying to make it easier for people living in the state under the Compact of Free Association to pay for health care. The state recently decided to end Medicaid coverage for most Micronesian migrants and to enroll them in health...
  • Utah governor's Medicaid plan clears first obstacle with legislative committee's OK

    Gov. Gary Herbert's Medicaid expansion plan cleared its first obstacle at Utah's Republican-controlled Legislature on Wednesday evening, when a Senate Health committee approved the proposal on a 4-1 vote. It must still be approved by the full Senate...
  • Taxpayer-subsidized solar energy helps the poor too

    To the editor: I installed a solar panel on my roof about two years ago. It will take me about 10 years to recover the cost of the system after including the state rebate and federal tax credit. That's a pretty poor return on investment. ("Minority groups...
  • Medicaid expansion in Illinois should be praised

    Medicaid expansion in Illinois should be praised
    In 2013, the Illinois General Assembly and Gov. Pat Quinn wisely made a decision to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act and, thus, help low-income Illinoisans get and stay healthy. But Wednesday’s Tribune editorial called the expansion law...
  • Meet the woman behind new school funding plan

    Meet the woman behind new school funding plan
    When Debbie Chafee discovered that a rewrite of Illinois' school funding formula in Springfield would cut her daughter's school district's budget by $4 million, she launched a one-woman crusade that stopped Senate Bill 16 dead in its tracks. Chafee,...
  • Gov. Wolf's administration begins unwinding Corbett-era changes to Medicaid benefits

    Gov. Tom Wolf's administration said Monday it is taking steps to simplify the benefits packages for more than 1 million adult Medicaid recipients and undo what advocates for the poor had called a severe cutback for some adults under a plan advocated by...
  • Common sense on crime and poverty

    Common sense on crime and poverty
    It was frustrating to read Dan Rodricks' point-by-point discussion of the "typical" middle-class resident's perspective on the poor ("Let's help the poor, but not too close to home," Feb. 2). Does he dispute the fact that property values fall and...
  • How the welfare state wages war on marriage

    How the welfare state wages war on marriage
    Fifty-one years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson launched the War on Poverty. Since then, taxpayers have spent more than $22 trillion fighting Johnson’s war, three times the cost of all military wars in U.S. history. Last year, taxpayers spent...
  • Advocates worry Obama's heating help wouldn't cover the need

    WASHINGTON In the depths of the Great Recession, the federal government more than doubled funding for a program that helps impoverished families pay their energy bills. Since then, the program's budget has decreased 30 percent, by $1.7 billion over...
  • Higher minimum wage won't reduce poverty

    Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski has proposed setting a minimum wage of at least $10 an hour for employees of contractors hired to do work for Allentown. He says, "Every economist agrees that raising the minimum wage is the best way to reduce poverty." If...