Last year, Arkansas became the first state to kick people off Medicaid for not meeting work requirements. A new study confirms what health policy experts predicted all along: Many people lost their insurance even though they met the state’s requirements.
The recent scandal involving wealthy parents paying bribes to get their kids into elite colleges has raised the question: What responsibilities do federal and state policymakers and higher education leaders have in protecting the interests of all students, particularly low-income students and historically underrepresented students?
This legislation modernizes the workforce system by creating “Upskill Accounts” of up to $8,000 to fund high-quality, high-value training pegged to regional need AND cover critical supports like child care and transportation.
HUD recently proposed a regulation that would directly undermine the wellbeing of low-income “mixed-status” immigrant families, including citizen children, by compelling those households to disband to continue receiving federally-assisted housing.
In the wake of federal legislation passed in 1996, people with drug-related felony convictions were banned from SNAP and TANF. Fortunately, continuing a national trend, two more states have lifted these restrictions this year.
In its latest effort to reduce access to affordable health care, CMS is reportedly working on guidance to allow states to apply for waivers that would block grant their Medicaid programs. Block granting Medicaid is not only legally dubious, but also an ill-informed policy that will act only as a cut to Medicaid.