Wonky Word Wednesdays: Tribal Consultation

Today, the state of Montana is holding a tribal consultation, an important requirement in the process to submit its Medicaid expansion waiver to the...

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Social Security: 80 years of reducing poverty for millions of Americans

On this day, 80 years ago, President Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act as a part of his New Deal plan and in an attempt to lift Americans out...

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Wonky Word Wednesdays: Social Security

Friday marks the 80th anniversary of the signing of the Social Security Act in to law and to celebrate, we’re dedicating today’s wonky word to...

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Wonky Word Wednesdays: Supplemental Poverty Measure

A few weeks ago, we discussed how the Official Poverty Measure has been the standard statistic used to measure poverty in America for the last 50...

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For 22 years, the Family and Medical Leave Act has helped millions

Back in May, we featured the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) on Wonky Word Wednesdays. Well this Wednesday marks the 22nd anniversary of the...

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Medicaid's 50th Anniversary!

In case you didn’t know, today is Medicaid’s 50th Birthday. On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law a new public insurance...

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Wonky Word Wednesdays: Medicare vs. Medicaid

Tomorrow marks the 50th anniversary of the creation of Medicaid and Medicare. (Don’t worry we are doing a special blog to celebrate.) Both are...

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There are efforts to improve TANF at the federal level, but is it enough?

About a week ago, we did our Wonky Word Wednesday on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or TANF. We mentioned that there has been some activity...

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