final draft raise the wage act.docx - RAISE THE WAGE ACT WILL HELP THE UNITED STATES FLOURISH ` UNLIKE THE COMMON MYTH THAT IS PERPETUATED BY MINIMUM

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R AISE THE W AGE A CT W ILL H ELP THE U NITED S TATES F LOURISH ` U NLIKE THE COMMON MYTH THAT IS PERPETUATED BY MINIMUM WAGE , MOST PEOPLE THAT ARE EARNING MINIMUM WAGE ARE SUPPORTING MULTI - PERSON HOUSEHOLDS . HIGHER WAGES WOULD HELP BOOST OUR ECONOMY , IMPROVE QUALITY OF LIFE , AND PULL MILLIONS OF FAMILIES ABOVE THE POVERTY LINE . Several chronic diseases are linked to low income earners ability to access healthy foods and medical care. Individuals with low incomes have as much as a 25% lower life expectancy. Babies born in low-income families are twice as likely to have a low-birthweight . States with the lowest minimum wages have the worst health outcomes and highest levels of poverty. The ability to access balanced nutrition and other resources play a huge role in a person’s health. The issue can be correlated to finances that barely meet the basic needs of an American. Financial resources are linked to being able to afford medical care as well as safe housing. The unfavorable
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