Meeting Archive:
Another Sneak Attack: Limiting Access to Benefits by Shrinking the Poverty Line

Meeting Description:
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is seeking comments by June 21 on changing the way the federal poverty line is adjusted annually for inflation. By moving the goal posts and shrinking the (already-too-low) poverty line over time, the Trump Administration is proposing to reduce the number of people who qualify for public benefits such as Medicaid, CHIP, SNAP, school meals and the list goes on.

Join the Center for Public Policy Priorities for a webinar that will clearly explain why this matters to children, seniors, people with disabilities, and low-income Texans. You’ll learn how shrinking the inflation adjustment will, over time, reduce vital assistance by billions of dollars as millions of people are disqualified.

We will also discuss the best framing for your comments, easy ways to provide comments online, and share resources with the facts and arguments you need.


Date: Tue, Jun 11, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM CDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): CPPP
 Presenter Information
Frances Deviney, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer
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Dr. Frances Deviney joined the Center in 2005 as the Director of the Texas KIDS COUNT Project. As she developed both her research and organizational leadership skills, her roles evolved to Program Director for the Research and Planning Team, Associate Director, and now Chief Operating Officer. As COO, she oversees the Research and Planning Team and the grants portfolio in the Development Team.

Anne Dunkelberg, Associate Director, Program Director - Health and Wellness Team, CPPP
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Anne Dunkelberg oversees health care policy for CPPP. She focuses on policy and budget issues related to health care access and immigrants’ access to public benefits. She joined the Center in 1994 from the State Medicaid Director’s Office at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. Anne is a founding member of the statewide Children’s Health Coverage Coalition (formerly the Texas CHIP Coalition) and the Cover Texas Now Coalition.