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Financial Security Improves Kids’ Well-Being

Cold, hard cash may be more beneficial to the well-being of children than whether their parents are together or they are raised by single moms or dads, NBC News reports. Moreover, a study from the Council on Contemporary Families attribute the ...

More Americans on Medicaid Than Ever

One in five Americans are now covered by Medicaid insurance, U.S. News reports. Incentives offered to states via the Affordable Care Act have helped fuel a surge in Medicaid enrollment among low-income Americans -- many newly eligible for ...

Some High Poverty States See Big Drop in Uninsured Rates

Arkansas and Kentucky, states with some of the highest levels of poverty in the country, have experienced the biggest drop in their population of uninsured people since the Affordable Care Act took effect. Data from the Gallup-Healthways Well-B...

How to Get Answers on Your Health Insurance Questions

Confused about what your health insurance does or does not cover? You're hardly alone in having difficulty negotiating copays, networks, and deductibles, NerdWallet reports. To get help with your health insurance questions and problems, reach out ...

For Wellness, Alaska Now Cooler Than Hawaii

For the first time, Alaska has the title of U.S. state with the highest well-being scores in its icy grip. Alaska edged past Hawaii in the 2014 rankings of the Gallup Healthways Well-Being Index, with an average well-being score of 64.7 versus ...

How to Keep the Cold Weather Pounds Off

If you've been adding pounds like a hibernating bear this winter -- and who could blame you? -- Fox News has some tricks that can let you get the calories you need to stay warm without the weight gain: 1. Don't skip breakfast: you'll just be ...

Americans Feeling a Little Better About the Economy

Americans aren’t exactly brimming with confidence about the economy, but their outlook is better than it has been in several years, Gallup reports. A January 2015 poll finds that 49 percent of Americans say they feel good about the amount of ...

‘Personal Beliefs’ May Not Be Enough to Opt Out of Vaccines

California is among several states that allow parents to cite personal beliefs as well as religious convictions to opt out of mandatory vaccination for their children, but some state lawmakers want to eliminate the personal-beliefs exemption in the ...

Join Your Fellow Americans in Taking a Deep Breath

Stress levels in the U.S. have fallen off sharply in the past few years, a trend pollsters say is likely due to an improving economy. Today reports that an annual Harris Poll conducted for the American Psychological Association found that ...

Americans are Still Sick Over Healthcare Costs

Healthcare costs and lack of money/low wages are tied atop the list of Americans' biggest financial concerns, according to the latest figures from the Gallup poll. Both issues were cited by 14 percent of poll respondents, putting them ahead of ...