Senior Research Analyst
SNAP (food stamps) and Medicaid give many Americans, including many low-wage workers, access to nutritious food and health coverage. Despite their important roles, recent federal and state proposals and policies would take SNAP and Medicaid away from those who don’t meet a rigid work requirement. These policies will likely cause hardship for many and won’t likely boost work over the long term, as panelists at a Hamilton Project event agreed this week.
The panelists, as well as new research, underscored key findings about rigid work requirements: