The poor and uninsured make up a diverse group of people.
There are several correlations between poverty, race, age, and education.
(statistics from latest data in 2007)
**10% of all people ages 65 and older live in poverty.
**The largest groups by ethnicity are African American (25%) and Hispanic (23%) lived in poverty
**6.5% of US war veterans live in poverty
1. Education is the best way to negate poverty. There is a direct correlation between education level and income. Making education available and affordable to lower income households will eventually lead them to prosperity.
2. Health care - rising health care costs put seniors in difficult positions (and many other people). More regulation on insurance companies and cost controls over healthcare are essential. The HC reform that passed recently was bloated by a good first step.
3. End needless wars (and stop fighting them)...ex Iraq, Vietnam, etc