Webinar: COVID-19 and the Urgent Need to Modernize America’s Benefit Programs
For months, headlines have been filled with alarming stories of middle- and low-income families struggling to obtain benefits they have qualified for: unemployment insurance, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Medicaid, stimulus checks from the Internal Revenue Service, assistance from the Small Business Administration, and more. Why is this happening? The basic infrastructure of these government programs is shockingly out of date, and millions of Americans are paying the price.
This congressional briefing and webinar, co-hosted by Families USA and the National Employment Law Project, highlighted how Congress can take action on these issues in the next COVID-19 bill.
- Lisa Hunter, Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships at Families USA
- Stan Dorn, Director, National Center for Coverage Innovation at Families USA
- Michele Evermore, Senior Policy Analyst, National Employment Law Project