The majority of Americans get employer-sponsored health insurance so what happens when that goes away?
Nashville Mayor Megan Berry has proposed ending the inpatient unit of Nashville General Hospital and rethinking the city's role in caring for the uninsured.
He says way work is structured today isn't working for most Americans.
In our series of safety net confessionals, the story of a man who says hard work and sacrifice were the safest nets for him.
Listener Kurt Deutscher, a 49-year-old web developer who grew up in a low-income family in Portland, Oregon, discusses his economic safety net, which came in the form of a unique graduation gift.
Government programs aren't the only safety nets that people fall back on. In the first of our "Safety Net Confessionals" we hear from Frank Paiano and one of the cousins he helped financially.
Tax breaks like the home mortgage deduction confer financial benefits, and some argue they're part of the government safety net.