Implications of repealing ACA + U.S. health care costs + child welfare data

News. 
What poor people buy when they’re given cash, according to a study. How poverty permeates the classroom (first in a seven-part series by the Connecticut Mirror). The holiday season is tough for low-wage federal workers. Many Americans skip the dentist due to cost.
Implications of Affordable Care Act repeal:
  • As the repeal conversation unfolds, people are wondering how it could affect Medicaid, coverage and financing. Kaiser has a report about potential changes and scope, including facts about new enrollees and the uninsured.
  • In fact, a Kaiser poll shows we’re divided on ACA and a repeal. Read more about health care opinions and what Americans were thinking a week after the election.
  • If you’d like more numbers (and voices) on ACA, head to the Urban Institute to read more about implications from a partial repeal.
2 health updates
  • The top U.S. health care problem is cost, Gallup reports. About 27 percent of Americans named cost, and 20 percent named health care access. These were tied as the top health care problems in 2014 and 2015 polls. What could that mean for ACA?
  • Want to know more about how states fund child welfare services? A webinar next Tuesday will uncover findings from a national survey released by Child Trends and the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Researchers will also talk about new resources available for child welfare financing.
Final thoughts. The Stanford Center on Poverty & Inequality held its first Summit on Technology and Opportunity to discuss how technology can address poverty and inequality. Want to know more?
Carefully curating for you,
Carolyn Crist

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