President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act on March 23, 2010, more than six years ago! This law seeks to improve access to affordable and fair health insurance for all.
Many children in Shelby County deal with food insecurity and hunger on a daily basis. The 2010 Food Research and Action Center report rated metro Memphis as the most food insecure metro area in the country.
Concern over football players' head injuries is increasing due to research on chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), repetitive brain trauma, concussions, and other head injuries.
The Veterans Health Administration came under fire in 2014 for the delayed and insufficient medical treatment of veterans and falsified treatment records.
Opiate addiction has reached epidemic status in the United States. The Center for Disease Control reports that, "the majority of drug overdose deaths (more than six out of ten) involve an opioid."