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Latest Urban Institute Items
One in five children in America lives in poverty. What if we gave their families cash to pull them out?
Roughly half of uninsured adults and almost half of people without employer-based insurance had looked at or planned to check out the Obamacare marketplace to see what it offered, according to a new brief from the Urban Institute.
As of last year, a married couple earning two average incomes would have paid more into Social Security that they could expect to receive from it. If the man lives to the expected age of 82 and the woman to 85, they would get back $556,000 of the $598,000 they paid into the system over their lives, according to the Urban Institute. That's a bad deal, and the ripoff will only get worse without major reform.
One of the biggest misconceptions about President Obama's health care overhaul isn't who the law will cover, but rather who it won't.
A recently released report by the Urban Institute, "Foreclosures in the Nation's Capital," urges a call to action, policy changes and increased oversight by local governments as it provides an assessment of the region's mounting foreclosure crisis.