Thursday, the U.S. Census Bureau released its report on income, poverty, and health insurance as part of the 2017 community survey.
America is in the grip of a full-blown public health crisis. A staggering 72,000 people died last year from drug overdoses, most of them involving opioids. This week, the U.S. Senate is expected to vote on legislation to address this loss of so many lives. The package is heartening and frustrating: heartening because it offers some positive steps, and frustrating because it doesn’t do more.