While work requirements are new to health programs, we have decades of experience with such requirements in other safety net programs. This FAQ and fact sheet translates many of the lessons learned from TANF and SNAP to Medicaid.
CLASP/NILC statement on the total number of comments submitted about the proposed public charge rule change.
Recently, after months of stalemate, the U.S. House and Senate have reached a 2018 farm bill agreement that not only protects SNAP, but also rejects the House-passed bill to take away food assistance from people through cuts and stricter work requirements.
CLASP submitted these comments to the Federal Register on December 9, 2018. CLASP strongly opposes the Department of Homeland Security’s proposed regulation regarding public charge. We urge that the rule be withdrawn in its entirety, and that long standing principles clarified in the 1999 field guidance remain in effect.The proposed regulation is unjustified, contradictory to available research, and goes far beyond the agency’s authority and Congressional intent.
Since 2011-2012, unmet financial need for college students has increased 23 percent. Nearly three in four students now experience unmet need.
Olivia Golden on public charge and why we should protect families: “This isn’t a narrow issue affecting a few people, it affects all of us.”
Asian-American students have the greatest amount of unmet need among any race/ethnic group, regardless of income and type of institution. We speculate about some of the reasons in this blog post
Angela Hanks co-authored an op-ed on how Amazon’s HQ2 decision shows local leaders must fight for an equitable economy.