Like other workers with low incomes, child care workers often lack access to affordable coverage options. States have policy options available to ensure affordable health coverage for low-income workers, including child care professionals.
This report highlights recommendations to make substantive changes to SNAP, helping to redress the racist underpinnings of the program. These critical changes are necessary to move SNAP toward becoming an anti-racist program.
The release of 2021 poverty and health insurance coverage data from the U.S. Census Bureau demonstrates how government action in response to the pandemic stabilized households, uplifted millions of people from poverty, and brought uninsurance rates to historic lows.
Two recent surveys of low- to moderate-income parents in the continental U.S. and Puerto Rico demonstrate the importance of the Child Tax Credit (CTC), finding that the CTC is reaching a majority of families and increasing their ability to afford basic necessities.