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This week at CBPP, we focused on food assistance, health, poverty and inequality, Social Security, and family income support.
- On food assistance, Zoë Neuberger detailed how school districts and governors can use free meals to mitigate hardship. We updated our fact sheet explaining how states are using new flexibility in SNAP to respond to COVID-19’s challenges.
- On health, Jesse Cross-Call explained why Missouri and Oklahoma should quickly implement Medicaid expansion amid COVID-19. We updated our explainer on the lawsuit challenging the Affordable Care Act, which threatens loss of coverage for tens of millions.
- On poverty and inequality, we updated our tracker of the COVID-19 recession’s effects on food, housing, and employment hardships.
- On Social Security, Kathy Ruffing pointed out that people who seek disability benefits face health and economic challenges.
- On family income support, we updated our chart book on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.
- On the economy, we updated our backgrounder on how many weeks of unemployment compensation are available.
Chart of the Week — 642,000 People Expected to Gain Medicaid Coverage in Missouri and Oklahoma
A variety of news outlets featured CBPP’s work and experts this past week. Here are some of the highlights:
Evictions are expected to skyrocket as pandemic protections come to an end
August 20, 2020
HHS Quietly Makes It Easier to Sign Up for Obamacare
August 19, 2020
Supreme Court to hear arguments on Obamacare, now crucial amid coronavirus pandemic, right after election
August 19, 2020
The COVID economy means millions of Americans are at risk of food insecurity
August 18, 2020
Stimulus deadline extended for Social Security recipients with kids
August 14, 2020