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Views and Experiences of Puerto Ricans One Year After Hurricane Maria

Executive Summary
  1. Because the survey only includes adults who are currently in Puerto Rico, it does not include those who experienced the hurricane but have since left the territory and have not returned. The latest estimates of net air traffic movement is negative 155,000 in the first 10 months of fiscal year 2018, representing a relatively small share of Puerto Rico’s population. Caribbean Business, Some 72,000 people return to Puerto Rico in first 4 months of 2018, https://caribbeanbusiness.com/some-72000-people-return-to-puerto-rico-in-first-4-months-of-2018

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  2. Puerto Rico Fast Facts. https://www.kff.org/disparities-policy/fact-sheet/puerto-rico-fast-facts/

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  3. New York Times, How Puerto Rico is Grappling With a Debt Crisis, May 16, 2017. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/business/dealbook/puerto-rico-debt-bankruptcy.html ; NPR, How Puerto Rico’s Debt Created A Perfect Storm Before The Storm, May 2, 2018. https://www.npr.org/2018/05/02/607032585/how-puerto-ricos-debt-created-a-perfect-storm-before-the-storm

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  4. Federal Reserve Bank of New York, The Causes and Consequences of Puerto Rico’s Declining Population, 2014. https://www.newyorkfed.org/medialibrary/media/research/current_issues/ci20-4.pdf

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  5. L Hamel, J Firth, M Brodie, New Orleans Ten Years After The Storm: The Kaiser Family Foundation Katrina Survey Project. https://www.kff.org/other/report/new-orleans-ten-years-after-the-storm-the-kaiser-family-foundation-katrina-survey-project/

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  6. L Hamel, B Wu, M Brodie, S Sim, E Marks, One Year After the Storm: Texas Gulf Coast Residents’ Views and Experiences with Hurricane Harvey Recovery. https://www.kff.org/other/report/one-year-after-storm-texas-gulf-coast-residents-views-experiences-hurricane-harvey-recovery/

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  7. Kaiser Family Foundation, Featured Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands Resources. https://www.kff.org/tag/puerto-rico-virgin-islands/

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  8. Kaiser Health News, Latest News on Puerto Rico. https://khn.org/news/tag/puerto-rico/

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  9. Kaiser Family Foundation, Featured Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands Resources. https://www.kff.org/tag/puerto-rico-virgin-islands/

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Section 1: Quantifying Hurricane Maria’s Wide Ranging Impacts
  1. NPR, Nearly A Year After Maria, Puerto Rico Officials Claim Power Is Totally Restored, August 15, 2018. https://www.npr.org/2018/08/15/638739819/nearly-a-year-after-maria-puerto-rico-officials-claim-power-totally-restored

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  2. The latest estimates of net air traffic movement is negative 155,000 in the first 10 months of fiscal year 2018, representing a relatively small share of Puerto Rico’s population. Caribbean Business, Some 72,000 people return to Puerto Rico in first 4 months of 2018, https://caribbeanbusiness.com/some-72000-people-return-to-puerto-rico-in-first-4-months-of-2018

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  3. The Washington Post, Study: Hurricane Maria and its aftermath caused a spike in Puerto Rico deaths, with nearly 3,000 more than normal, August 28, 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/study-hurricane-maria-and-its-aftermath-caused-a-spike-in-puerto-rico-deaths-with-nearly-3000-more-than-normal/2018/08/28/57d6d2d6-aa43-11e8-b1da-ff7faa680710_story.html?utm_term=.9a66796c4448

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Section 2: Moving Forward with Recovery and Continued Need
  1. A. Kirzinger, B Wu, C. Muñana, M Brodie, Kaiser Health Tracking Poll – Late Summer 2018: The Election, Pre-Existing Conditions, and Surprises on Medical Bills. https://www.kff.org/health-costs/poll-finding/kaiser-health-tracking-poll-late-summer-2018-the-election-pre-existing-conditions-and-surprises-on-medical-bills/

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  2. A. Kirzinger, B Wu, C. Muñana, M Brodie, Kaiser Health Tracking Poll – Late Summer 2018: The Election, Pre-Existing Conditions, and Surprises on Medical Bills. https://www.kff.org/health-costs/poll-finding/kaiser-health-tracking-poll-late-summer-2018-the-election-pre-existing-conditions-and-surprises-on-medical-bills/

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  3. Report: Giving Voice to the People of New Orleans: The Kaiser Post-Katrina Baseline Survey, April 30, 2007, https://www.kff.org/medicaid/poll-finding/report-giving-voice-to-the-people-of/

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  4. Federal Reserve Bank of New York, The Causes and Consequences of Puerto Rico’s Declining Population, 2014. https://www.newyorkfed.org/medialibrary/media/research/current_issues/ci20-4.pdf

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