Archive For The “Poverty” Category

Hunger in the Heartland: Food Insecurity in the Show-Me State

Food Insecurity

We already know that Missourians can do without a lot of things. We don’t have to drive the newest cars, and we don’t have to have the latest iPhone. By and large, Show-Me State residents are practical people. They work hard to pay the bills and put a roof over their heads. They stand on…

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Fix the Flat. Expand Medicaid.

Medicaid

Note: Updated on July 8, 2020   Frankly, Medicaid expansion isn’t one of the most exciting things to talk about. Maybe this analogy will help:         The overall health of our state is riding on those four tires. The one that’s going flat? That one represents the 230,000 Missourians who aren’t able…

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Poverty & Education in the Show-Me State

Poverty & Education

There’s an undeniable connection between poverty & education. We know that in most instances, the more education a person has the more money they make over their lifetime. As a result, their family’s standard of living is higher. They can afford to live in safer neighborhoods. They tend to own their homes rather than rent….

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Poverty in Missouri by the Numbers

Poverty in Missouri

According to the 2020 Missouri Poverty Report, Missouri ranks about the middle of the pack when it comes to residents living in poverty. Our population rose slightly between 2017 and 2018, but unemployment figures and poverty rates have significantly increased. That’s likely not a surprise when we consider the impact of the COVID-19 crisis, but…

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