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Census: More Than 1 in 5 US Children in Poverty

Health
Poverty & Family Economics

Youth Today

First Focus Campaign for Children, a bipartisan children’s advocacy group, said the latest Census figures underscore the need for federal government investments in children’s health insurance and nutrition.

Specifically, First Focus pointed to SNAP, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and family tax credits.

“The good news is we know what works to lift children out of poverty, and our leaders in Congress have opportunities to protect these investments in the upcoming budget debates,” First Focus spokesman Ed Walz said in a news release.

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