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Myth Busting: Medicaid and Low-Income Pool Facts

Medicaid clinic Texas article icon Fact Sheet Lawmakers in Florida, Texas, Tennessee, and Kansas continue to play politics with their citizens’ health care by demanding federal funding for the low-income pool while refusing to expand Medicaid.

by Kristen Ellingboe & Sarah Baron | Thursday, May 14, 2015

Infographic: Taxpayers Pick Up the Tab for Corporations that Can Afford to Pay Their Employees More

Minimum wage graphThe net incomes of four of the largest low-wage employers, Wal-Mart, McDonald’s, Yum! Brands, and Target, represent five times the amount of cost savings in SNAP resulting from a minimum wage hike to $10.10.

by Melissa Boteach and Sarah Baron | Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Resetting the Poverty Debate: State of the States 2013

A new Half in Ten report examines the annual indicators of economic security and opportunity at the state-by-state level. The bottom line: Low-income families in states across the country are suffering from too many years of reckless efforts to reduce the federal deficit.

by Erik Stegman and Sarah Baron | Tuesday, December 17, 2013

INFOGRÁFICA: Alto a los recortes de SNAP

by Sarah Baron and Melissa Boteach | Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Infographic: Stop Slashing SNAP

House Republicans have repeatedly proposed legislation that attacks and diminishes supplemental nutrition assistance.

by Sarah Baron and Melissa Boteach | Monday, September 16, 2013

Denying Key Social Services to Immigrants on the Road to Citizenship Hurts Our Entire Nation

Immigration rallyCurbing access to supports such as supplemental nutrition assistance and the earned income and child tax credits not only undermines economic security for millions of undocumented immigrants, but also denies potential economic gains to millions of Americans.

by Sarah Baron and Philip E. Wolgin | Friday, June 14, 2013

10 Frequently Asked Questions About Medicaid Expansion

Misconceptions about Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act obscure the fact that the Medicaid program boasts a long track record of proven effectiveness in providing care and assistance to those most in need.

by Sarah Baron | Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Infographic: Children and Families with Disabilities Smacked by Sequester

We can either maintain tax breaks for some of the wealthiest Americans for things like yachts, or preserve programs for individuals with disabilities and their families.

by Sarah Baron | Friday, February 22, 2013

Sarah Baron

Sarah is the State Advocacy Coordinator for American Progress. Prior to this, she was the field associate for the Half in Ten campaign and Poverty to Prosperity Program at American Progress, where she worked to reduce poverty by engaging grassroots partners and advocates across the country. She also managed Our American Story, the campaign’s storyteller […]

| Wednesday, January 9, 2013