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On October 1, people across the country are scheduled to be able to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (also called the ACA or Obamacare). There is an extraordinary amount of c…

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“The federal government is like a giant sedimentary rock,” explained Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, during the War on Poverty hearing that took place earlier this month. “There are layers upon of layers o…

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Roughly 2.5 million undocumented young people live in the United States, and every year approximately 65,000 undocumented students graduate from high schools. Many were brought to the United States as…

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When we analyze the success of government welfare programs, it is important to take into account the societal costs of perpetuating a system of ineffective programs that trap those in need in an endle…

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The LIBRE Initiative recently reported that in September, the House of Representatives is likely to consider legislation to curb eligibility for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (also called SNAP or…

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A recent trip to the local drug store to pick up a greeting card for a colleague turned into an Aha! moment for me. As I shuffled for the perfect card, I came upon a greeting specifically addressing t…