Thinking Policy

Increased need calls for higher SNAP benefits during COVID-19.
Policy makers should take immediate steps to reduce the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Black and Hispanic adults.
Rural areas are being hit hard by COVID-19. The CARES Act can help, but more will be needed.
Senior man lying in hospital bed because of coronavirus infection
Expanding Medicaid coverage in non-expansion states will provide access to needed health care and treatment for millions of adults during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 Housing Blog
COVID-19 stands to exacerbate socioeconomic challenges we have long faced.
Photo of bus driver wearing personal protective equipment outside his bus
Bus drivers are on the front lines delivering groceries and medicine to older adults.
An older man wearing a protective face mask chooses a shopping cart at the supermarket
SNAP, formerly "food stamps," needs additional investments and flexibility to respond to the pandemic.
Recently passed legislation will allow food programs to ramp up home meal delivery.
These actions can enable relationships between family caregivers and long-term facility residents during the spread of COVID-19.
As countries across the globe struggle to contain the pandemic, economists forecast continuing severe job loss in the coming months.
Today’s financial markets are frightening. Here are a few thoughts to help you weather this crisis and come out stronger than before.
It’s completely normal to feel anxiety and stress during the COVID-19 pandemic, but taking care of your emotional health will help protect you and your family.
Urban elderly
One in four older black and Hispanic Medicare beneficiaries is food insecure.