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Elevate the debate
Elevate the debate

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About 1 in 5 adults in America have past-due medical bills-- and that number rises to about 1 in 4 when you look at adults under age 65.

#millennials #genx

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Senior homeowners could access more than $3 trillion in #homeequity, but few are interested in tapping this resource to meet their financial needs.

#homeownership

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"Enhancing public safety and reducing violence are respectable endeavors, but policies that target #undocumented #immigrants in the name of these objectives are not grounded in evidence."

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An important element of #minimumwage policy is frequently left out of the debate: wage rates vary tremendously across the country.

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For researchers who strive to use #data to improve our world, Hans #Rosling's work offers three lessons.

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Public debate about #Trump's #immigration policies often focuses on #Latinx communities, overlooking the hundreds of thousands of undocumented #AAPI families who will also be affected by the president’s immigration actions.

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Some legislators have sought to convert safety net programs like #Medicaid into #blockgrants, but the results of welfare reform present a cautionary tale.

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Every day, an average of 78 Americans die from #opioid abuse.

#ACA

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Not through the destination-based cash flow tax or a tariff, says our researcher.

#border #borderwall #trump #mexico #taxes

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"Families think they are achieving the dream of #homeownership, but are often more precariously housed than before."

#sickhomes
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