The Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday that ending the payments next year would cause rates to soar 20% in 2018.
When Kate Townsend took her kids for their back-to-school health checkups last month, she got a surprise.
One day after school in January, 8-year-old Gabriel Taye returned to his Cincinnati home and hanged himself with a necktie, his family's attorney says.
The rate of teen drug overdose deaths in the United States climbed 19% from 2014 to 2015, from 3.1 deaths per 100,000 teens to 3.7 per 100,000, according to data released this week. The new numbers involve teens ages 15 to 19 and were released by the National Center for Health Statistics.