Monday, August 26, 2019

Opinion: Trump’s cuts to food stamps are indefensible, economically and morally

By Karen Dolan, Market Watch

SNAP program reduces poverty better than anything else, with very little fraud

Under new changes proposed by the Trump administration, over 3 million struggling parents, children, people living with disabilities, and older American may lose access to food stamps, also known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Children in families who are slated to lose their SNAP benefits will also lose critical school-lunch assistance.
The Trump administration wants to eliminate an eligibility criterion known as broad-based categorical eligibility (BBCE), which enables states to expand access to those in need of food assistance based on other programs they qualify for. See the entire analysis here