Medical Madness: A Mother’s Choice Between A Child’s Care And Bankruptcy

By Sarah Kliff, Portside.org -

Two years ago, 36-year-old Lindsay Clark was facing a terrible decision. Her 2-year-old daughter Lily had gotten into a small bottle of the anti-nausea drug Dramamine. “It had a child lock on it, [...]

What States Can Do to Reduce Poverty And Inequality Through Tax Policy

By Sarah Anderson and Chuck Collins, Inequality.org -

States have an opportunity to act to close the loopholes that hide and protect the wealth of the top 1%, remedy the impact of the new federal tax law that lowers taxes on the wealthy, and make [...]

What States Can Do To Reduce Poverty And Inequality Through Tax Policy

By Sarah Anderson and Chuck Collins, Inequality.org -

States have an opportunity to act to close the loopholes that hide and protect the wealth of the top 1%, remedy the impact of the new federal tax law that lowers taxes on the wealthy, and make [...]

How A Free Meal Program Affected Federal Poverty Stats

By Jill Barshay, Hechinger Report. -

In 2014, schools had a new way to give students free breakfast and lunch, paid for by Uncle Sam. Instead of asking low-income families to apply for the meals, a school district could opt to give [...]

Low-Income Medical Marijuana Patient Evicted For Doctor Recommended Therapy

By Kevin Mahmalji, NORML. -

Up until a few years ago low-income housing that received federal subsidies were required to maintain a “drug-free” environment. This meant that if anyone living in subsidized housing was caught [...]

By the Best Definition, The Poverty Rate Should Be Tripled

By Paul Buchheit, Commondreams.org -

The World Bank defines poverty as "pronounced deprivation in well-being," not only of material needs but also of health and education and security and public voice and the "opportunity to better [...]

Over Half Of Americans Delay Or Don’t Get Health Care Because They Can’t Afford It—These 3 Treatments Get Put Off Most

By Shawn M. Carter, Cnbc.com -

A nurse listens to a client's chest at the Spanish Catholic Center agency of the Diocese of Washington Catholic Charities. With open enrollment for many medical plans in full swing, health [...]

Kentucky Is Making The Poorest Of The Poor Pay For Healthcare In 2019

By Nick Martin, Splinternews.com -

Merry Christmas, happy New Year, and if you live in Kentucky, good luck going to the doctor. Starting Jan. 1, Kentucky will require all patients to make a copay when visiting the doctor, [...]

The Decline Of Empire And Rise Of Trumps

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

In his new book, "America: The Farewell Tour," based on his travels around the United States, Chris Hedges describes the decline of society and how that brought President Trump into power. Trump [...]

The Evidence Pours In: Poverty Getting Much Worse In America

By Paul Buchheit, Commondreams.org -

According to the Credit Suisse 2018 Global Wealth Databook, 34 million American adults are among the WORLD'S POOREST 10%. How is that possible? In a word, debt. In more excruciating words: [...]

Inequality Represents A Wasted Opportunity For Poverty Reduction

By Paul Segal, Ineteconomics.org -

This is the most frequent response I get when I tell other economists that I work on inequality. The economist Deidre McCloskey put the view bluntly in an article titled “Equality lacks relevance [...]

No One In The United States Should Be Poor, Period

By Josh Hoxie, Otherwords.org -

The federal minimum wage hasn’t gone up in nearly 10 years. Yet with a stroke of his pen, Jeff Bezos of Amazon raised the wages of hundreds of thousands of the company’s lowest paid workers. In [...]

HypoCrazy Or Home-Land?- A Love Challenge For Liberated Land To Build Homefulness

By Lisa Tiny Gray-Garcia, Poormagazine.org -

Unhoused, poverty skolaz living in vehicles and on the streets in the stolen Ohlone/Lisjan land colonizers call Berkeley face constant harassment (like they do pretty much everywhere) -but in [...]

Virginians Show The Real Face Of Poverty

By Saurav Sarkar, Otherwords.org -

On a recent night in Richmond, Virginia, speaker after speaker came forward to talk about the multidimensional reality of poverty. The setting was a hearing held by the Poor People’s Campaign: A [...]

Nicaragua: Ortega Says Planned US Sanctions Will Bring Poverty

By Staff, Telesurtv.net -

"They think that with it the Nicaraguan people are going to get down on their knees, and they do not realize that this is a town that does not sell or surrender," Ortega said. Nicaragua’s [...]