Tag: Fact of the Week

Fact of the Week: Nearly 8,500 Arkansans have been kicked off Medicaid since Sept. 1 due to harsh time limits

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October 17, 2018

More than 4,100 Arkansans lost Medicaid coverage on Oct. 1, adding to the more than 4,350 adults in the state who were kicked off the Medicaid roles on Sept. 1. These nearly 8,500 adults lost their coverage due to the state’s harsh new work reporting requirements, which require beneficiaries to report at least 80 hours Read More »

Fact of the Week: Three-Quarters of states still have higher levels of need than before the Great Recession

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June 6, 2018

Residents in 37 states and the District of Columbia were still experiencing higher levels of need in 2017 than they were in 2007, before the Great Recession. This is one of the findings in the latest edition of the Human Needs Index (HNI), a multidimensional measure of poverty conducted by The Salvation Army and the Read More »

Fact of the Week: Four in ten Americans would struggle with unexpected expense of $400

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May 24, 2018

Four in 10 adults either could not cover an emergency expense costing $400 or would have to borrow money or sell something to cover it, according to a recent report from the Federal Reserve System. The picture is bleaker for people with a high school degree or less: 54 percent of these respondents said they Read More »

Fact of the Week: Nearly 70 percent of critical human needs programs have lost ground since FY10

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May 8, 2018

Afterschool programs for children cut by nearly 10 percent. Juvenile justice programs cut by more than 40 percent. Housing for the elderly cut by 28 percent; housing for people with disabilities cut by one-third. Heating and cooling assistance for low-income people cut by more than one-third (38 percent). Out of the 181 programs tracked by Read More »

Fact of the Week: Only 1 in 4 unemployed workers receives unemployment insurance, a near historic low

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March 15, 2018

Only 27 percent of unemployed workers received unemployment insurance in 2016 – a near historic low – according to a recent report from the National Employment Law Project (NELP). The report also found that the percentage of jobless workers receiving unemployment insurance (UI) has declined by 25 percent nationwide since 2007, before the Great Recession, Read More »

Fact of the Week: 12 facts about the Graham-Cassidy repeal bill

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September 21, 2017

Editor’s note: The following piece was originally published on Families USA’s blog on Sept. 19. For more information and analysis on the horrible ACA repeal bill that the Senate is expected to vote on as early as Sept. 27, see the resources listed at the end of this post. Please take action today: call your senators Read More »

Fact of the Week: 15.6 million American households were food insecure in 2016

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September 6, 2017

An estimated 15.6 million American households were food insecure at least some time during the year in 2016, meaning they were not always able to provide enough food for all household members. This is the finding of the USDA’s annual report on food security in the U.S., released earlier today. The proportion of households who were Read More »

Fact of the Week: House budget would cut programs for low- and middle-income people by more than one-third in 10 years

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August 11, 2017

A new analysis from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities shows that the 2018 House GOP budget proposal would cut programs serving low- and moderate-income people by 36 percent in 2027 alone. In total, the budget blueprint would slash these programs by $2.9 trillion over a decade. The proposal, which has already been approved Read More »

Fact of the Week: Three-Fifths of cuts in Trump budget come from programs for low- and moderate-income people

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June 7, 2017

A new analysis from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities found that roughly three-fifths of the $4.3 trillion of non-defense cuts in President Trump’s proposed FY18 budget come from programs assisting low- and moderate-income people. These programs, which help individuals and families, seniors, and children, account for just 29 percent of non-defense spending and Read More »

Fact of the Week: More than 80 percent of critical human needs programs have lost ground since FY10

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May 16, 2017

Minority health programs cut by 10 percent. Juvenile justice programs cut nearly in half. Housing for the elderly cut by 46 percent; housing for people with disabilities cut nearly 57 percent. Job training to assist ex-offenders reintegrating into their communities cut nearly 28 percent. Out of the 167 programs tracked by CHN that assist low-income people, Read More »