How Weak Safety Net Policies Exacerbate Regional and Racial Inequality
Making CTC and EITC Expansions Permanent Would Reduce Poverty and Grow the Economy
Census Data Show Historic Investments in Social Safety Net Alleviated Poverty in 2020
GOP Members of Congress Threaten Debt Limit Default To Cut Social Security and Medicare
Several minority leaders in Congress indicate that holding the debt limit hostage to force program cuts in Social Security and Medicare is part of their 2023 playbook.
Keeping Americans with disabilities from poverty must remain a priority
Mia Ives-Rublee discusses how the Supplemental Security Income program helped her overcome the structural barriers to employment and economic security that millions of disabled people experience and urges lawmakers to strengthen the program.
Hurricane Fiona: 4 Ways the Federal Government Can Help Puerto Rico Rebuild Better
Hurricane Fiona devastated Puerto Rico, reversing much of the progress made since Hurricane Maria in 2017; yet equitable, sustainable rebuilding and recovery is possible with key federal investments.
Expanding the Safety Net During a Recession Prevents Worsening Economic Pain
New U.S. Census Bureau data show how more accessible and larger boosts to safety net programs kept poverty low during the COVID-19 recession, preventing a deeper economic crisis and spurring a faster economy recovery.
In the wealthiest country in the world, no one should be hungry
Ahead of the upcoming White House Conference on Hunger, Health, and Nutrition, Arohi Pathak urges lawmakers to take meaningful action to address food insecurity in the United States.
How To Address the Administrative Burdens of Accessing the Safety Net
Easing burdens on eligible people participating in government programs can reduce poverty and inequity.
TANF Must Be Able To Respond Faster and Stronger to Economic Crises
By reforming Temporary Assistance for Needy Families as a strong automatic stabilizer, policymakers can keep millions of Americans out of poverty and counteract recessionary pressures.
Preventing Disruptions to Coverage and Care After the Public Health Emergency
As the conclusion of the national public health emergency looms, state and federal policymakers should improve continuity of care for millions of Medicaid enrollees facing disenrollment and preserve critical access to COVID-19 testing and treatment.
Increased Wage Inequality Has Reduced Social Security’s Revenue
Rising economic inequality has pushed down Social Security’s revenues, but there are a few possible avenues to generating more revenue in order to preserve Social Security.
The ARP Grew the Economy, Reduced Poverty, and Eased Financial Hardship for Millions
Data show that in just one year, the 2021 American Rescue Plan eased hardship for millions of Americans and demonstrated the need for further federal investment to build a long-term, equitable economy that works for all.
Black Women Need Access to Paid Family and Medical Leave
Black women are staying in the workforce, but their need for paid leave continues to go unmet.
How North Carolina Is Using Medicaid To Address Social Determinants of Health
North Carolina has developed a large-scale, comprehensive approach to addressing unmet nonmedical needs—including food, housing, and transportation insecurity—through Medicaid.