News tagged with safety net

Universal healthcare vital to fight inequality: WHO

The head of the World Health Organization on Tuesday described universal healthcare as a powerful tool to fight inequality, hailing countries such as Singapore, which last month introduced a safety net for the poor and elderly.

Feb 10, 2015
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Big gap looms for poor in Obama health care law

(AP)—President Barack Obama's historic promise of health insurance for nearly all U.S. residents looks unlikely to be fulfilled as envisioned—with nearly two in three uninsured low-income people who would ...

Jul 01, 2013
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In some US states, not poor enough for health care

Sandra Pico is poor, but not poor enough. She makes about $15,000 a year, supporting her daughter and unemployed husband. She thought she'd get health insurance after the Supreme Court this year upheld President Barack Obama's ...

Aug 14, 2012
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