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Coffeyville, Kansas medical debt: County in rural Kansas is jailing people over unpaid medical debt

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here There is at least one issue a divided electorate can come together on this election year: A recent poll finds 90% of those surveyed agreed on the importance of making health care more affordable. Millions of Americans remain uninsured.......
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Women denied abortions live in financial distress years later, study finds

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The financial cards are stacked against women who want but are denied an abortion, as they and their children are more likely to spend years living in poverty than those able to end their pregnancies, a new study suggests.......
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World’s billionaires richer than a combined 4.6 billion people

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Thomas Trutschel | Photothek | Getty Images The world’s 2,153 billionaires have more wealth between them than a combined 4.6 billion people, new research has claimed. In a study published Monday, international charity Oxfam called on governments to implement policies......
Cleveland Scene

Cleveland Is the Worst Large City in America for Black Women, According to New Study

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click image Cleveland is the worst large city in America for black women’s livability. That’s the striking but not entirely unsurprising conclusion reached by the City Lab after comparing income, educational and health outcomes for black women in American cities (42) in which at least 100,000 black women live. Specifically,......
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In Ohio, the Poorer Your Neighborhood, the Shorter Your Life

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click to enlarge Photo courtesy The Center for Community Solutions While no one is guaranteed a long and healthy life, where a person resides in Ohio could be one determining factor. According to a new report from The Center for Community Solutions, as poverty rates increase by census tract in......
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Andrew Yang universal basic income plan put to the test with Freedom Dividend Pilot Program

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Chad Sziszak didn’t believe it at first. He got an email from Andrew Yang’s campaign that he would receive $1,000 a month for an entire year — no strings attached. Even after talking on the phone with Yang’s staff, he wasn’t entirely convinced. Then he ended up on a video......
History

While NASA Was Landing on the Moon, Many African-Americans Sought Economic Justice Instead | History

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In anticipation of astronaut Neil Armstrong’s first step on the moon, an estimated 8,000 New Yorkers gathered in Central Park, eager to celebrate the moment. The New York Times ran a photograph of the crowd glued to the networks’ broadcasts on three giant screens and described the event as “a......

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