Amanda Ripley

September 12, 2018

A searing look at the ‘working poor’

Vanessa Solivan, of New Jersey, has three kids and a job she enjoys as a home health care aide. She also is sometimes forced to sleep in the back of her station wagon because the money she earns, along with the paltry government assistance she receives, isn’t enough to keep a roof over her family’s head.

Number of the Day

8.4 - Percentage of Louisianans without health insurance in 2017, down from 10.3 percent the previous year. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey)