U.S. Millennials Struggle to Save for Retirement

Most millennials in the United States are not on track when it comes to their retirement savings. In fact, research from the National Institute on Retirement Security indicates that 66 percent of millennials have nothing saved for retirement at all.…

U.S. Women Still Lack Necessary Access to Family Planning Services

Family planning and contraceptive services have long been under fire in the United States. Advocates are noting that this year in particular is proving to be contentious, as the Trump Administration is set on undoing public health progress with policies…

Rural U.S. Students Need Increased Access to Higher Education

When theorists and pundits analyze the educational system in America, they typically focus on the country’s urban, coastal centers. This is a huge problem, since more than fifty percent of the nation’s operating school districts are in rural areas, and…

Why America Fails to Effectively Treat Its Addiction Problem

Addiction has become one of America’s most costly, and most neglected diseases. In a recent Columbia University study, researchers found that over “40 million Americans age 12 and over meet the clinical criteria for addiction involving nicotine, alcohol, or other…

The Impact of Baby Boomers on America’s Impending Healthcare Crisis

In 2011, the first wave of an estimated 78 million baby boomers hit the retirement age of 65, meaning that many Americans can now expect to live nearly twice as long as their early 19th century counterparts. While life expectancies…

U.S. Politicians and the Value of the Liberal Arts – Danika Kimball

Liberal Arts education has come under fire in recent years, as America’s higher education crisis and the ever increasing cost of education has led students, parents, and policy creators to more critically analyze a students’ ROI when earning a degree.…

The U.S. Opioid Addiction Crisis: Congress Is Not Doing Enough – Danika Kimball

America has a substantial problem with opioid addictions. Prescription drug overdose rates have more than doubled over the past fifteen years, and deaths from opioid use have tripled in that time. In states across the country, heroin and prescription medication…

American Prisons and the Mental Healthcare Crisis – Danika Kimball

The implementation of the Affordable Care Act in 2010 (colloquially referred to as Obamacare) made mental and behavioral health treatment one of ten essential benefits required in new insurance policies sold on the federal health exchange. Despite this expanded coverage,…

Democrats and the Higher Education Crisis – Danika Kimball

The American higher education system was greatly impacted by the economic downturn in 2007. For many public universities, insurmountable budget cuts caused institutions across the country to inflate tuition costs and cut spending. As a result, students have been forced…