Tag: Low Income

Don't Want to Drink the Water we Poisoned Show us Your ID!

While the Flint water crisis has disproportionately affected Michigan’s poorest population, reports that Flint’s undocumented immigrants are too scared to seek clean water are compounding the disaster. According to widespread reports, residents have been asked to provide valid state identification in order to receive free water bottles, filters, replacement cartridges…

Racism in the ER: Black Kids Get Shortchanged

By Sheryl Estrada Photo by Shutterstock Black youth suffering from acute appendicitis who visit an emergency room in the U.S. will most likely remain in intense pain. According to the study “Racial Disparities in Pain Management of Children With Appendicitis in Emergency Departments,” published on Monday in the Journal of…

Obamacare Written by 'Women and Minorities,' Says Opposing Lawyer

By Michael Nam Prior to the Supreme Court hearing arguments that have significant ramifications for the Affordable Care Act, the attorney arguing in opposition to the law’s tax subsidies was featured in a Wall Street Journal profile. Michael Carvin appears to be highly confident in his case, but aside from…

Obamacare Even Works in Red States If You Let It

Two of the states that have had the most success with Obamacare are two states that have been among the most active in the Congressional efforts to repeal it: Kentucky and Arkansas. The Affordable Care Act’s main goal, besides lowering the cost of healthcare, is to insure the uninsured. So…

Every Child Left Behind

By Chris Hoenig The No Child Left Behind Act, signed by President George W. Bush in 2001, was meant as a way to close the educational-achievement gap that left low-income studentswho are largely Black and Latinostruggling in failing schools. Thirteen years later, President Barack Obama has introduced Excellent Educators for…

Student Loan Agency Apologizes For Insensitive Tweet

By Chris Hoenig The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is apologizing after sending out an insensitive tweet that mocked “poor” college students. At 9 pm Tuesday, the agencywhich collects financial data from students seeking federal loanssent out a tweet featuring a scene from the movie “Bridesmaids” with actress…