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Housing for Whose America?

The Trump administration’s proposed 2020 Budget for a Better America ultimately raises this question: a better budget for whose America?

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Rising Deductibles

A recent analysis of out-of-pocket spending by the Kaiser Foundation found that between 2006 and 2017, deductibles increased as co-pays shrank.

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Missing out on Mental Health

In the US, 1 in 5 adults experiences mental illness, but residents of northeastern states are more likely to be treated for mental illness.

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Race, Place, and Health

While the practice of redlining is now illegal, the consequences of the resultant segregation are still felt today. 

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Poverty and Pb in Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s communities with higher poverty rates correspond with higher levels of lead exposure, which can have detrimental health effects for children.

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Smoke or Breathe?

Exposure to air pollution is less noticeable than exposure to smoking, but an increasing number of people are subject to air pollution’s harmful effects.

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Mothers and Money

Relationships between mothers and their children are particularly vulnerable when family money is short, which can affect childhood development.

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Do Test Scores Really Matter?

Test scores for students have increased in the past two decades in Massachusetts, yet the disparity between racial and socioeconomic groups still persists.

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