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The Effects of Proposed Changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program on Eligibility, Participation, and Benefits

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  • Joshua Leftin
  • Karen Cunnyngham
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    The Health Impact Project, a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Pew Charitable Trusts, is conducting a health impact assessment (HIA) intended to inform congressional consideration of changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) included in the 2013 Farm Bill reauthorization. This issue brief updates and summarizes some of the estimates that Mathematica provided in support of the HIA in the original analysis. It finds that the majority of individuals who would be affected under proposed legislative changes live in poverty, and a substantial percentage are children under age 18, elderly people age 60 or older, or nonelderly disabled individuals.

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    Paper provided by Mathematica Policy Research in its series Mathematica Policy Research Reports with number 7939.

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    Date of creation: 30 Nov 2013
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    Handle: RePEc:mpr:mprres:7939

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    Keywords: SNAP; Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program; Eligibilty; Participation; Benefits;

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    1. Joshua Leftin & Allison Dodd & Kai Filion & Rebecca Wang & rew Gothro & Karen Cunnyngham, 2013. "Analysis of Proposed Changes to SNAP Eligibility and Benefit Determination in the 2013 Farm Bill and Comparison of Cardiometabolic Health Status for SNAP Participants and Low-Income Nonparticipants," Mathematica Policy Research Reports 7867, Mathematica Policy Research.
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