Work Requirements Sound Good, but the Evidence Just Doesn't Support Them

Research shows work requirements don’t promote increased work and earnings; in fact, they impose other harms.

Strategies from Houston and Las Vegas Show How Local Leaders Can Support Immigrants during COVID-19

Excluding immigrant families from COVID-19 emergency supports risks not only their well-being but that of the entire community.

Gen Zers Are Financially Struggling during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Many of the youngest adults will need more support to recover from this recession and start adulthood on solid footing.

Immigrant Families Hit Hard by the Pandemic May Be Afraid to Receive the Help They Need

COVID-19 has heightened the consequences of recent policies that have deterred immigrants from receiving federal safety net assistance.

Many Families Are Struggling to Put Food on the Table. We Have to Do More.

"Risking the well-being of any child is risking the prospects for our collective future."

More Than One in Five US Adults Experienced Food Insecurity in the Early Weeks of the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has already taken a significant toll on families’ abilities to meet basic needs.

Many People with Employer-Sponsored Insurance Would Face High Out-of-Pocket Costs for COVID-19 Treatment

These costs could create significant financial hardships—particularly among employees without paid sick leave who would already be losing wages while missing work to receive treatment.

Even Before the Coronavirus Outbreak, Hourly and Self-Employed Workers Were Struggling to Meet Basic Needs

Despite the nation being at the tail end of its longest economic expansion on record, many hourly and self-employed workers were already struggling to make ends meet before the outbreak.

The COVID-19 Relief Bill Improves Access to Unemployment Insurance, but Further Steps Could Fill Remaining Gaps

The COVID-19 recession unemployment crisis will be one of the worst on record, and it will come faster than other economic downturns.

Medicaid and CHIP Flexibility Can Help Safeguard Americans during the COVID-19 Crisis

Taking advantage of the flexibility permitted by program statutes will help people obtain, retain, and make optimal use of critical health coverage.