When Work Supports Don't Support Work: A Case for Parental Health Coverage in Mississippi

Thampi, Kalyani

This policy brief uses results from the Family Resource Simulator and the Basic Needs Budget Calculator to analyze Mississippi’s work support policies. It identifies gaps in health insurance coverage among working parents and suggests policies that would be effective in increasing access to parental health insurance. It also demonstrates how the implementation of a parent expansion program could positively impact the health and economic security of low-income families.

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National Center for Children in Poverty
National Center for Children in Poverty, Columbia University
Making Work Supports Work Publications
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July 19, 2011