Child poverty reduced the size of the U.S. economy by an estimated $1 trillion dollars, or 5.4 percent of gross domestic product, in 2015, according to a new study.
Recent research has found that Social Security is more effective at reducing poverty than previously believed. Without income from Social Security, two thirds of the elderly would be considered poor.
The rising costs of prescription drugs and their effect on Medicare could have serious consequences on our healthcare system and our nation’s long-term fiscal well-being.
As summer turns to fall, members of the United States House of Representatives and Senate return to Washington D.C. to face a number of important policy decisions and deadlines.