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The Future of the Uninsured

By Ossy Onumonu Published September 30, 2013

There were 48 million Americans without health insurance in 2012. This number may seem high, but it represents a slight improvement upon prior years. Americans who do not have access to employer-sponsored insurance will be able to enroll in state-based exchanges beginning on October 1st of this year, assuming the ACA is fully implemented.

SNAP's Contribution to Obesity

By Ossy Onumonu Published May 1, 2013

Given current rising healthcare costs and the obesity epidemic, American policymakers are searching for solutions to combat these two phenomena. Many are looking to the government-funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) as a means to tackle these pressing issues.