Safety Net Services
We must expand and strengthen our safety net programs to achieve greater health outcomes for all.
About The Issue
The safety net is comprised of both government and private programs that provide assistance with health care, financial support and household material hardships like food, energy and housing insecurity.
Safety net programs serve as an essential layer of support and security for those with limited resources. Some examples include Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) also referred to as food stamps.
We advocate for a strong network of safety net programs that everyone can easily access, especially those most in need.