The Conversation

Medicaid coverage is expiring for millions of Americans – but there’s a proven way to keep many of them insured

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Getting everyone who is eligible for free or discounted health insurance to sign up for it requires making it as easy as possible to enroll - and that convenience especially matters for young, healthy and low-income people.

Calls for Pope Benedict’s sainthood make canonizing popes seem like the norm – but it’s a long and politically fraught process

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In the early church, Christianity was illegal in the Roman Empire. Those who were executed after refusing to renounce their faith were venerated immediately after their deaths.

It shouldn’t seem so surprising when the pope says being gay ‘isn’t a crime’ – a Catholic theologian explains

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"Being homosexual isn't a crime," the pope said in an interview with The Associated Press on Jan. 24, 2023, adding, "let's distinguish between a sin and a crime." He also called for the relaxation of laws around the world that target LGBTQ people.

Rural Americans aren’t included in inflation figures – and their cost of living may be rising faster

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When the Federal Reserve convenes at the end of January 2023 to set interest rates, it will be guided by one key bit of data: the U.S. inflation rate. The problem is, that stat ignores a sizable chunk of the country - rural America.