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 target group for the project includes poor and near poor rural households with and without land or other productive assets, and rural people without marketable skills.
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.
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).
The health insurance exchanges - think of them as online shopping sites for insurance - are intended to help the uninsured and near poor find subsidized coverage, since everyone will be required to purchase health insurance in 2014.
4 million people categorized as poor or near poor he added, "In the past, it's a kind of disaster for the poor to get sick.
Promoting sustained economic growth while at the same time protecting the well-being of the poor, the near poor, and the new poor is the central challenge for the leaders of the U.
Hispanic, poor and near poor families are the leading families in the extended family category.
In New York City, 3 million people--nearly 2 out of 5--qualify as either poor or near poor.
However, we see that being young, poor, or near poor, and having low educational levels, places women with diabetes at risk for suboptimal care in various areas," Dr.