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May 26, 2017

My 2016 piece about a woman trying to move up from welfare in WI, where it's already difficult, before GOP reforms:  https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/07/life-after-welfare/490586/ 

May 26, 2017

Regions that are thriving don't necessarily include everyone in their prosperity. A few metro areas do better than most. https://t.co/62OxPoeVIY

May 26, 2017

RT @epohart: The v. good psych coverage I had while on #Medicaid gave me access to treatment when I needed it the most, & now I…

May 25, 2017

"The program is designed to keep you in a rut." The problem with work requirements for safety net benefits.  https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/04/the-end-of-welfare-as-we-know-it/476322/ 

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