Why Destigmatizing Medicaid is So Important

Public health insurance, which includes both Medicare and Medicaid, covered 34.4% of the American population in 2018. Even with those numbers, there’s still a strong stigma against receiving public health coverage.

Unfortunately, this stigma keeps millions of Americans from seeking — and receiving — the health care they need. People aren’t willing to go to the doctor because they have to admit they use Medicaid or Medicare, and they feel shame about it.… [Read more]

Real-world Skills Students Will Take Away From Pandemic Schooling

As we move towards the end of 2020, COVID-19 continues damaging lives and businesses all around the world. One of the biggest sectors that had to see multiple issues was the global education setup. While many countries benefitted from remote learning, it is safe to assume not every country had the resources and opportunities to do the same.… [Read more]

Why Water Access Can Make or Break Impoverished Communities

Without water, no life can exist. Nowhere is this more clearly seen than in impoverished communities around the world whose access to water is severely limited. As fewer people have access to water, major problems occur, resulting in social unrest and devastating health consequences for the citizens of that community. Fortunately, the opposite is true, as well, in that if communities gain access to a reliable water supply, they can quickly begin to flourish.… [Read more]

What Defunding the Police Really Means

The last several months have been tense, to put it mildly. Alongside the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been several high profile examples of police brutality against Black victims. The Black Lives Matter movement has gained additional energy and attention, with protests continuing across the planet.    

One concept that is gaining traction as a solution to the continued oppressive, racially prejudiced actions of law enforcement personnel is the defunding of police forces.… [Read more]

How to Include More People in Political Activism

As the election approaches, more and more voters are becoming actively engaged in campaigning, but often, this fervor dies down after election day. A big part of keeping the energy of political activism up includes keeping voters ideologically engaged. Currently, the BLM movement and calls to improve healthcare and climate change controls are engaging many voters on the left, waking up the nation to current events that need attention.… [Read more]

The Difficulties of Remote Schooling in Poor Communities

There’s no denying that in a matter of a few short months, the novel coronavirus has transformed “normal” life as we knew it. And perhaps the biggest impact has been on our children, who were forced to spend the last months of the 2020 spring semester trying to adjust to distance learning.

Now, as the debate rages about how to keep the schools that have reopened safe, there’s a student population for whom the stakes are especially high. … [Read more]

Why Does the US Tax Expatriates?

Benjamin Franklin is famously quoted as saying, “The only things certain in life are death and taxes.” A lot has changed in the hundreds of years since that quip was first spoken, but Ben’s sentiment continues to be relentlessly American. Nearly all of the world’s nations tax their citizens in some way, but the U.S. system is unusual.… [Read more]

Tips for Securing Safe Housing for You and Your Family in NYC

New York City in 2020 looks much different than its past iterations. A strong contender for the world’s most dynamic city, NYC has lost much of its voice in months since COVID-19 began its reign of terror. Our streets are quieter, and we face an uncertain future.

But as every New Yorker knows, there’s nothing quite like living in NYC.… [Read more]

The Coronavirus, Climate Change, and the Nature Crisis

The bitter reality has sunk in by now; the world is well aware that we do not live in the same world as we used to almost a year ago. The Coronavirus has changed our world drastically, from the delivery of services to the way we interact with each, everything is different. On the other hand, it has also had disastrous effects on the healthcare industry, the economy, and has claimed hundreds of lives around the world.… [Read more]

How Zoning Laws Can Affect Families Looking for Homes

When you’re searching for a new home, there are a lot of factors to take into consideration. From the location of the home to the number of bedrooms it has, your head will be spinning in no time. However, one factor that you never want to overlook is the zoning laws in a specific area. Zoning laws often affect low income families and racial minorities the most. … [Read more]