Just a few items that have caught my eye in the past few days:
- Twelve year old boy dies after a tooth abscess spreads to his brain. Not only is the child dead, but his total medical bill wound up at $250,000. Extracting the tooth would have cost $80.
- One study estimates that 750,000 Americans are living on the streets.
- Severe poverty in America is at a 32 year high. 16 million Americans are living in deep or severe poverty.