Food insecurity increases in the summer, but providers who want to get free meals to kids say they're restricted by an onerous and outdated program.
Experts believe the change would result in more low-income families going without food assistance.
The Vermont senator shares the same zero-sum mindset on immigration as his Republican counterparts, including Donald Trump.
But it's hard to say exactly how harmful, as there are only scant data points available.
A new report looks at the concept of a federal job guarantee—and who might be helped and hurt by such a program.
A new analysis concludes the proposed changes could affect over 175 million people.
New evidence suggests Oregon's Medicaid expansion boosted short-term political participation in the years immediately after the law was passed.
White Americans hold many negative stereotypes about undocumented workers.
A new report released by the Brookings Institution finds the safety net is not just for low-income folks anymore.
In her new book, political scientist Suzanne Mettler asks: How can the U.S. government provide so much, yet still be the object of such derision?
New research shows whites are less supportive of government benefits if they believe the recipients will primarily be people of color.
Political scientist Jamila Michener talks about how state-level changes to Medicaid benefits can politically disempower its recipients.
Trump's executive order to enforce work requirements on social safety net recipients ignores the barriers to steady employment those folks already face.
These three charts show that new proposed work requirements are a solution in search of a problem.
The Department of Homeland Security says a new draft rule saves taxpayers money. Activists warn that it targets immigrants and the poor.
Researcher Philip Alston offers a sharp criticism of U.S. policymakers' response to poverty.
The House has released its 2018 budget blueprint. It's already meeting resistance from both far-right and centrist Republicans.
As the future of health care hangs in the balance, one clinic in Colorado is bucking the perception that Medicaid is costly and ineffective.