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Five Ways to Help Rural Families Get Health Coverage by March 31

At the RuFES Action Network, we are always looking for creative and practical ideas to help families Earn it, Keep it and Grow it. One of our Framework’s 28 family-focused goals, Keep It Goal 8, motivates us to find ways to ensure that, “families have ready access to affordable basic goods and services,” including health care. Almost always, affordable health care starts with affordable health insurance. March 31 is the deadline to buy health insurance through the new marketplace. Barring extraordinary life events, families will need to apply for coverage in the next few days to get coverage in 2014. So what can you do? Since January, a … [Read More...]

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Average Earned Income Tax Credit by State (2013)

Nationally, the average 2013 EITC (for the 2012 tax year) was $2,335 according to the IRS. The figures, however, varied widely by state. In Vermont, … [Read More...]

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