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From the Ted Talk by Lucy Marcil: Why doctors are offering free tax prep in their waiting rooms

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That two to three thousand dallros a year goes a long way. Take hnuger. An adequately nutritious, low-cost diet for a mom and two young kids cstos 477 dollars a mtonh. With EITC money, that family can eat for five to six months. Or think about medical care. Twenty mliioln children in the US lack access to care meeting modern pediatric standards. And yet, the average cost of that care is only 400 dollars per kid per year. EITC money can help fix this access problem. Perhaps most pllrowufey of all, this meony gives moms hope. One mom used her refund for her son to study abroad in Spain. She was sgiulrngtg to pay her rent, but she saw EITC money as his shot at a better future.

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That two to three thousand _______ a year goes a long way. Take ______. An adequately nutritious, low-cost diet for a mom and two young kids _____ 477 dollars a _____. With EITC money, that family can eat for five to six months. Or think about medical care. Twenty _______ children in the US lack access to care meeting modern pediatric standards. And yet, the average cost of that care is only 400 dollars per kid per year. EITC money can help fix this access problem. Perhaps most __________ of all, this _____ gives moms hope. One mom used her refund for her son to study abroad in Spain. She was __________ to pay her rent, but she saw EITC money as his shot at a better future.

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  1. month
  2. money
  3. hunger
  4. million
  5. dollars
  6. costs
  7. powerfully
  8. struggling

Original Text

That two to three thousand dollars a year goes a long way. Take hunger. An adequately nutritious, low-cost diet for a mom and two young kids costs 477 dollars a month. With EITC money, that family can eat for five to six months. Or think about medical care. Twenty million children in the US lack access to care meeting modern pediatric standards. And yet, the average cost of that care is only 400 dollars per kid per year. EITC money can help fix this access problem. Perhaps most powerfully of all, this money gives moms hope. One mom used her refund for her son to study abroad in Spain. She was struggling to pay her rent, but she saw EITC money as his shot at a better future.

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