President Donald Trump said he wouldn’t touch Medicare before pitching a budget plan that would do exactly that, along with steep cuts to Medicaid. Democrats are calling it “savage” and “heartless,” while administration officials are insisting they are only slowing explosive growth in future years and that current Medicare benefits would remain untouched.
A rule change to the federal food stamp program proposed by the Trump administration would cause children in low-income families across the United States to go hungry, educators and hunger advocates told Congress on Thursday.
Fourteen U.S. states, along with New York City and Washington, D.C., are suing to block a new Trump administration rule that tightens work requirements for people on food stamps, arguing that the regulation ignores the labor issues facing poor Americans.
The lawsuit argues that USDA unlawfully limited states' discretion to exempt certain adults from work requirements for an extended period of time based on local employment conditions.
Southern U.S. states that expanded Medicaid “experienced lower rates of physical and mental health declines” than nearby regions that didn’t expand health benefits for poor Americans, a new analysis shows in Health Affairs shows.
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A new bill would mark a major federal investment in worker training, and would also help underemployed workers.
There's one area of student loan reform where Kamala Harris has uniquely positioned herself.
February food-stamp benefits for millions of Americans are set to be paid out early, creating a logistical challenge for states and grocery stores.
The United States government promised to fund SNAP benefits through February, but if the partial government shutdown lasts longer, one non-profit is gearing up for the potential increase in demand for food assistance.
It's getting harder for working families who earn $25,000 to $50,000 per year to find an affordable place to live in Florida.
Whether we agree on the same solutions as a society, the fact remains that the United States has a deep affordable housing shortage that disproportionately impacts our most vulnerable populations. Extremely low-income households are more likely to contain seniors, individuals with disabilities, and children.
Park Service employees are already furloughed, the passport office is closed and if the federal shutdown continues to the end of the month or longer, food stamps and school lunches will be cut by 40 percent, Delegate Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) said at a news conference Tuesday.
The shutdown’s impacts will fall the hardest on those who can afford it the least.
As the federal government shutdown wears on, millions of low-income families are increasingly at risk, and state and local governments may not have the resources to pick up the tab.
Thanks to the government shutdown it looks like food assistance could stop after February.
Federal housing vouchers are one of the key ways for a low-income family to pay for a place to live. And landlords have the option to accept or reject
The shutdown’s impact on the poor is about to get a lot worse.
Confusion now surrounds the program, as USDA won't say when it will run out of reserve funds to pay benefits for nearly 39 million low-income Americans.
The partial government shutdown glided into its third week Saturday with no end in sight. If the government is not reopened before February, millions of Americans who receive benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) -- the nation's food stamp program — could have their assistance disrupted.