near poor

A segment of the US population with only enough earnings for daily needs, who do not qualify for US federal assistance programs. The near poor seldom have medical insurance

near poor

Working poor Social medicine A segment of the US population with earnings only enough for daily needs, who are not qualified for US government assistance programs; NP seldom have medical insurance and when ill, are a major burden to the health care system. See Underinsured. Cf Engel's phenomenon, 'Fourth World. ', Homelessness.
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The counter-inflation agenda consists of fast and responsive government actions that will shield our countrymen from the effects of rising inflation and prevent near poor Filipinos from slipping into hunger and poverty,' the senator said.
Rising inflation is strongly correlated to increasing hunger prevalence among poor and near poor Filipino households," Gatchalian said.
We grouped the income ranges into four categories (1) (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 2014b): Poor ($0-$10,000), Near Poor ($10,001-$20,000), Middle Income ($20,001-$40,000), and Top Income level (more than $40,000).
Admittedly, premiums for those other than the near poor are higher under the ACA, even if health care inflation in general has been largely tamed.
Socioeconomic position was defined by educational attainment (less than high school, high school diploma/General Education Diploma, some college, and college degree or higher) and the income-to-poverty ratio (IPR) (poor <100% federal poverty level [FPL]; near poor 100%-199% FPL; middle-income 200%-399% FPL; and high-income >400% FPL) (6).
Metro jobs near poor people, many of whom cannot afford cars, fell 17 percent, versus a 6 percent drop for those who weren't poor.
The Environmental Protection Agency and many state and local governments have programs and policies rooted in the efforts of Bryant and his peers, such as reducing lead in paints, cleaning toxic dumps near poor and Black areas and barring disproportionate placement of waste sites.
In the book, they argue that the persistent poor, near poor, and new poor have been rendered invisible by politicians and media pundits who ignore or marginalize their struggles in public discourse, making it taboo to even mention the words "poor" and "poverty.
Engineers also want provincial and local governments to develop solar parks near poor peoples localities and villages and supply power to nearby residents.
Every time a red shirt got anywhere near poor Rob Elliot's goal, they looked like scoring.
The enabling variables include: rural residence (yes/no); education (< high school, high school, some college, college degree and above); federal poverty level (poor (0-99%), near poor (100-199), non-poor (200% and up)); usual source of care (yes/no); and insurance type (private, public, uninsured).
Strikingly, almost half of all children are poor or near poor in a nation boasting one of the world's highest per-capita incomes.