The Lack of Progress in Moving the Needle on Poverty Reaffirms the Need for Healthcare Transformation
There was good news and bad news out of Washington D.C. this week.
The good news is that the number of people without health insurance dropped in 2014 by 8.8 million, however there was no significant difference in the rates of poverty between the years of 2013 and 2014. The annual report released by the U.S. Census Bureau indicates for the fourth year in a row that rate of poverty was not significantly different from the previous year. Overall, more than 45 million Americans live in poverty, a number that seems staggering for one of the most affluent nations in the world. The median household income in 2014 was $53,657, not significantly different from $54,462 noted in 2013. Quite…Read more on The Lack of Progress in Moving the Needle on Poverty Reaffirms the Need for Healthcare Transformation