Policy Point of the Day Archive

September 18, 2018

PennDOT reports that approximately 867 million tons of truck freight were transported in and out of PA in 2011. This number is projected to increase to 1.5 billion tons by 2040.

September 17, 2018

US Census data ranks PA 7th nationally with the highest median age among residents.  PA residents’ median age is 41 years old, slightly higher than the US average of 38 years old. In 2017, almost one-third of residents were 55 and older.

September 14, 2018

According to a survey by the National Association of Realtors, 83% percent of millennials ages 22-35 have delayed home ownership because of student loans.

September 13, 2018

PA Budget data shows the average cost to support an individual with intellectual disability in a state institution is more than $350,000 per person annually, but the cost to support an individual in a community setting is often more than 50% less than in an institutional setting.

September 11, 2018

According to the American Cancer Society, only 30.7% of uninsured women age 40 have received a mammogram compared to 67.6% of insured women in the last two years.  The 5-years survival rate for breast cancer is 99% while for breast cancer that has spread is 26%.