Food and nutrition programs should have adequate funding to engage in robust outreach efforts.
Federal policymakers should develop a comprehensive system for financing Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) that includes a new social insurance program to provide a bas
The cost of a new social insurance LTSS program should be paid for with premiums, individual contributions through cost-sharing requirements, and general revenues.
Policies and regulations should prioritize placing children in foster care with grandparents and other caregiver relatives whenever possible and appropriate.
Policymakers should not increase the age of eligibility for SSI.
Policymakers should support efforts to improve the quality of foods purchased and consumed by SNAP recipients, such as through nutrition
Policymakers should not expand work requirements for SNAP recipients.
States should make it as simple as possible for grandparents and other caregiver relatives to enroll in school children in their care or obtain medical treatment for them.
States should distribute public revenue only to social service agencies that are formally accountable to taxpayers.
Poverty is defined by comparing household income with the minimum income required for basic needs. People whose income is below the threshold are considered poor.