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Millions of Americans live below the federal poverty level, with rates exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Poverty is associated with increased risk of chronic disease and all-cause mortality. Modeling four hypothetical policy interventions, researchers demonstrated how efforts to lift individuals out of poverty could result in thousands of lives saved. Over 37 million Americans currently live in poverty according to Census Bureau statistics , with increases among non-Hispanic white and Hispanic individuals seen between 2019 and 2020.Income is also commonly cited as a social determinant of health as low income individuals are more […]