How Differences in the Cost of Living Affect Low-Income Families

In the United States, eligibility for government social benefits is based mainly on an absolute measure of poverty – the federal poverty level – which is an income threshold that varies by family size. The level is supposed to be the minimum income required for a household to buy such things as food, clothing and shelter. In 2013, the poverty threshold varied from $11,490 for a one-person household to $23,550 for a family of four.1

The Coming Obamacare Bailout

The American Spectator: Senior Fellow Peter Ferrara anticipates that Americans will be forced to decide between bailing out bankrupt insurance companies or transitioning into government-run health care.