Welfare

Immigrants, Welfare and Work
Throughout its history, the United States has been a nation of immigrants. However, in recent years, and even more so since September 11, 2001, Americans have favored a stricter immigration policy.
Welfare Reform: Reasons To Stay the Course
The number of Americans receiving cash welfare - called Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) - has fallen in half; the number of Americans living in poverty has fallen 21 percent; and the ann…
Four Welfare Reforms
Unprecedented numbers of individuals have moved from welfare to employment since enactment of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA), making it the most s…
Gaining Ground: Women, Welfare Reform and Work

Contrary to the expectations of many welfare reform critics, most of the women heading these families went to work. In fact, the  proportion of single mothers who work has increased dramatically since…

Propping Up SCHIP: Will This Program Ever Work?

Virtually every child in a low-income family is eligible for either Medicaid or the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), but a recent fact sheet from the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid an…

Medicaid Waivers: Wrong Cure for High Drug Prices

The Health Care Financing Administration (the agency that runs Medicare and Medicaid) can waive some federal requirements for Medicaid eligibility to allow states to experiment with new ways of delive…

Making Welfare Work

Welfare reform that emphasizes putting welfare recipients to work is the most successful public policy initiative of this century.

One Last Chance For KidCare

As part of the recent budget agreement, President Clinton and Congressional leaders agreed to spend $16 billion over the next five years on health insurance for children. Now the question facing Congr…