While many Americans received federal aid to help them get by during the economic crisis, 12 million people are still waiting for this drastically needed relief. Thankfully, outreach campaigns can provide a solution if we act soon.
New guidance and a waiver application package would allow states to convert a portion of their Medicaid programs to block grants. This would undermine Medicaid, worsen health, put state budgets at risk, and deepen the next recession.
We anticipate 2020 will be another busy year for Medicaid waivers. States submitted several dangerous proposals to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) at the end of last year, and we’re awaiting the outcomes. Other bad waivers are scheduled to take effect in the coming months.
More than 3.5 million residents of the U.S. territories face a dire health care crisis. Unless Congress acts before the end of the year, our territories will fall off a dramatic Medicaid funding cliff, which could lead to benefits loss or Medicaid termination for them.
This week, Congress is making important appropriations decisions about the funding of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) and other programs that support children and families. The latest CCDBG data make clear what we already know: CCDBG needs more investment so that all families needing child care assistance have access to it.
Over the past year, we have seen a revolution in how advocates engage in the notice and comment period as multiple partner organizations coordinated incredible responses to regulatory threats to immigrants by the Trump Administration.
On December 5, 2019, the Trump Administration finalized a harmful rule that will take food assistance away from over 700,000 people struggling to find or sustain work, and require millions more to report their hours of work each week.
On October 18, CLASP joined several partners in co-hosting a Capitol Hill briefing entitled “Our Ground, Our Voices, Policy Priorities for Young Women of Color” aimed at policymakers, legislative staffers, and allies.