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Coverage gaps in covid care
COVID Patients Are Slipping Through the Coverage Cracks and Getting Big Bills

Melissa Szymanski spent five hours in a Hartford, Connecticut, emergency room in late March and wound up with bills totaling about $3,200.

Low-wage workers in Florida
‘I’m Barely Making It’: Florida Workers Share What It’s Like to Live on Less Than $10 an Hour

“I haven't celebrated my birthday in four years. I haven't been able to take that chance, I just can't risk taking that day off. I’ve had deaths in my family and I can't risk going to the funeral to lose hours.”

Domestic abuse survivors missing coronavirus stimulus payments
More Than 100 Lawmakers Call on IRS to Help Domestic Abuse Survivors Get Their Missing Stimulus Checks

A national survey of 608 service providers found that 40% of DV survivors utilizing those organizations mentioned concerns about their stimulus checks.

When news about President Trump's taxes broke, many Americans wondered how he avoided paying anything for years. The answer? Tax breaks and loopholes benefit the rich.
How Trump and America’s Richest Avoid Taxes: They Have Wealth, Not Income

Most taxpayers will never receive the kind of tax breaks given to the wealthy, which expands inequality and hurts the middle class.

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Barely Getting By: Stories of Arizonans Struggling to Survive on Unemployment

Arizona's problematic unemployment system has left many residents feeling scared and hopeless during a time of global anxiety.

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5 Months Later and More Than 8 Million Americans Are Still Waiting on Their Stimulus Checks

A new government watchdog report out Monday found individuals eligible for the economic impact payments approved by the CARES Act earlier this year have yet to receive that money because of inadequate IRS and Treasury Department records.

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This Worker Got Laid Off Twice Since the Economic Crisis Began. Here’s How He’s Surviving.

“The only thing keeping me from losing my apartment is that I applied and received two months of rent from the Allegheny County Housing Authority."