This week on Off the Charts, we focused on health care, poverty and income, the federal budget and taxes, welfare reform, and food assistance.
On health care, Matt Broaddus previewed the Census Bureau’s upcoming health insurance coverage estimates. Edwin Park explained how a House bill would undo health reform protections and raise small business premiums.
On poverty and income, Arloc Sherman previewed the Census Bureau’s upcoming poverty and income figures.
On the federal budget and taxes, we reviewed how the federal budget process is supposed to work — and what happens when it doesn’t.
On welfare reform, LaDonna Pavetti critiqued a recent study on the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program’s response to increased need during the Great Recession.
On food assistance, Zoë Neuberger highlighted how schools can do more to shield children from hunger.