From your ZIP code’s impact on life expectancy to the ways that race and income affect your experience with medical care, inequality is an important backdrop to health in America. We show how this works with our reporting, often in collaboration with local journalists around the country.
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1 in 2
The number of children under the age of 6 with detectable levels of lead in their blood in testing primarily conducted in 2019.
$5,712 or less
The annual income a family of three must have to qualify for Medicaid in Mississippi, which refused to expand coverage to the Affordable Care Act.
1 in 5
The number of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the U.S. who receive some kind of paid supports from a state agency.
So far this year, legislators in nearly every state have introduced over 550 anti-transgender bills — more than in the past eight years combined.
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