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Medicaid challenges leave many Black Americans uninsured

Recent changes to Medicaid programs, aimed at closing a health coverage gap in the U.S., have left behind some Americans — particularly people of color.Among the non-elderly population in the U.S. — those under age 65 — insured rates rose during the Covid pandemic, with 3.4 million Americans enrolling in health coverage between 2019 and 2022, according to a report by KFF. That shift was due in part to the Medicaid and health care marketplace provisions put in place as a result of the Affordable Care Act, the report…

us consumer watchdog americans’ data: US consumer watchdog plans to regulate overseas sale of Americans’ data

The US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said on Wednesday it would create regulations governing data brokers' sale of Americans' personal data to overseas buyers, citing the risk of its exploitation by foreign adversaries.The White House earlier Wednesday announced an executive order intended to help restrict the transfer of personal data to China, Russia and other countries on security grounds.Elevate Your Tech Prowess with High-Value Skill CoursesOffering CollegeCourseWebsiteIIM LucknowIIML Executive Programme in…

Biden signs executive order to stop Russia and China from buying Americans’ personal data

President Joe Biden has signed an executive order that aims to limit the mass-sale of Americans’ personal data to “countries of concern,” including Russia and China. The order specifically targets the bulk sale of geolocation, genomic, financial, biometric, health and other personally identifying information.During a briefing with reporters, a senior administration official said that the sale of such data to these countries poses a national security risk. “Our current policies and laws leave open access to vast amounts of…

45 “The European Mind Can’t Comprehend This” Posts Funny To Americans And Confusing To Europeans (New Pics)

Social media can be a bafflingly hilarious place at times. It’s very hard to guess what memes will go viral (or why!). Nor can we ever be certain what will end up becoming a part of internet culture in the long run. However, the relatability of a meme is one major factor to keep in mind. Case in point, ‘The European Mind Can’t Comprehend This’ memes continue to raise eyebrows as they both amuse and confuse internet users in the United States and Europe.To put it simply, these witty and slightly self-deprecating memes…

Fewer Americans Are Struggling to Pay Bills, New Census Survey Finds

With eight months to go before Election Day, a deeply troubling number of Americans say they are struggling to pay their bills. But vast hardship appears to be decreasing substantially, at a good time for President Joe Biden.  As of this month, 36 percent of Americans reported having difficulty paying their usual household expenses, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. That figure is quite high, but it’s a five-point decrease from October, when more than 41 percent of respondents reported…

Tax evasion by wealthiest Americans tops $150 billion a year: IRS

The nation's millionaires and billionaires are evading more than $150 billion a year in taxes, adding to growing government deficits and creating a "lack of fairness" in the tax system, according to the head of the Internal Revenue Service.The IRS, with billion of dollars in new funding from Congress, has launched a sweeping crackdown on wealthy taxpayers, partnerships and large companies. In an exclusive interview with CNBC, IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel said the agency has launched several programs targeting taxpayers…

How Americans really feel about the teaching of controversial topics in schools

Percentages of adults, by partisan affiliation, selecting various potential purposes of public education as very important. Credit: USC Center for Applied Research in Education While Americans overwhelmingly agree on the fundamental value of public education, a new study by researchers at USC reveals deep partisan divides on sensitive topics like LGBTQ+ inclusion and racial justice in K-12 curricula.…

Do immigrant deaths at the border influence white and Latinx Americans’ belief in the American dream?

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain The American dream narrative posits that anyone who works hard can become successful in the US, whereas the systemic racism narrative argues that the US is a racist country where minorities are systemically held back. A survey-based study in Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy has found that these narratives predict individuals' support for the…

Report finds most Americans do not support partisan violence

Credit: Partisan Animosity and America—The Path to the 2024 Presidential Election: Partisan Violence, (2024) Despite political chatter about a new civil war, Americans' support for partisan violence remains very low, according to a new report issued by the Polarization Research Lab. Led by Sean Westwood, an associate professor at Dartmouth, and

Americans split on TikTok ban as Biden campaign joins platform: Poll

Americans are split over whether TikTok should be banned in the United States amid national security concerns about the video-sharing app’s connections to the Chinese government, a new poll has found. The app is already banned on federal government devices and some state government devices — a move that is supported by most adults surveyed in the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll. In the AP-NORC poll, 31 percent said they would support a total TikTok ban, 35 percent said they would oppose a…