Health Care

Unemployment and underemployment make young people less likely to have access to health benefits.
11/02/2011
Data Byte
In just 10 years employer-sponsored insurance dropped 12.8 percentage points for 18-24 year-olds, and 8.5 percentage points for those 25-34.
11/02/2011
Data Byte
"If not insured, which of the following BEST explains why you do not have health insurance?"
11/01/2011
Data Byte
These stories are a cross section of the experiences of young people entering adulthood in a time of uncertainty, as relayed to Young Invincibles by the young people themselves.   These stories reach through the data to reveal the real, human impact of recent economic trends.  Their...
11/01/2011
Publication
Our market-driven system introduces perverse incentives for medical providers that don't align with the health or wellbeing of Americans. This leads to wasted money and lost lives. It's well known that Americans pay more for less when it comes to healthcare than just about any other country in...
10/18/2011
News/Resource
“Do we not always find the diseases of the populace traceable to defects in society?”, asked Rudolf Virchow, the 19th century physician and polymath who is widely credited with being one of the earliest medical scholars to acknowledge the link between socioeconomic marginalization and disease. In...
10/11/2011
News/Resource
Since the average American woman has 2.1 children, you might think we aren't experiencing a national fertility crisis. Unlike some European countries whose futures are threatened by low birth rates, Americans, on average, produce just the right number of future workers, soldiers, and taxpayers to...
09/26/2011
News/Resource
It is becoming increasingly difficult for Americans to achieve and sustain a middle-class life. The costs of homeownership, healthcare and a college education have soared, while incomes have stagnated. According to the Middle Class Security Index, a measure developed by Demos and the Institute on...
08/08/2011
Publication
For many years, health care costs have been steadily rising. As employers have moved into insurance coverage options with greater out-of-pocket expenses or have stopped providing health care coverage altogether, American families have struggled with the burden of health care costs.  To gain a...
08/08/2011
Publication
Economic security for seniors was built on the three-legged stool of retirement (Social Security, pensions, and savings) at the core of the social contract that rewards a lifetime of productivity. Seniors’ economic security, however, is being challenged by two simultaneously occurring trends: a...
08/08/2011
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