The Alaska Senate Health and Social Services Committee met on Tuesday to discuss a bill that would expand eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Sen. Cathy Giessel (R-Anchorage) filed Senate Bill 149 in May. If passed, the bill would make Broad-Based Categorical Eligibility (BBCE) a statewide policy, which would increase income eligibility requirements … Read more

Several panelists discussed Medicaid redeterminations and the future of the program at the 2023 Maryland State of Reform Health Policy Conference. Maryland has already begun the redetermination process due to the end of the federal public health emergency (PHE), which allowed for continuous Medicaid coverage during the first few years of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Alyssa … Read more

Celia Cole is the CEO of Feeding Texas, a statewide network of food banks and non-profits aimed at combating food insecurity in Texas. Cole is an expert in food and nutrition policy, and serves on the Partnership for a Healthy Texas advisory committee, as well as the Texas Food Policy Roundtable advisory committee.  In this … Read more