A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows that only 36% of kids are on track with cognitive skills by third grade. Data on hunger, poverty, and child care indicate that American kids need more support.
New research: by 18 months, a word gap differentiates children living in low- and high-income homes. Ohio’s Governor, John Kasich circumvented his state legislature and pushed through the expansion of Medicaid under the ACA. Eduardo Porter maintains the ACA’s guaranteed access to low-cost health insurance will help bring down our country’s intractably high infant mortality rate.
The impact of Hurricane Sandy continues today and NY works to protect itself from future climate-driven disasters. Energy-related carbon dioxide pollution in the U.S. reaches its lowest levels since 1994.
While HealthCare.gov experiences technical glitches, state insurance-exchanges show signs of success. Children face challenges including the skyrocketing cost of asthma, the need for dental and vision care, and whooping cough.