After dropping for several years, the percentage of people without health coverage has stalled in California. This trend reflects the consequence of federal efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act.
Many students from low-income households who are headed to California’s colleges know the reality: paying for their higher education will be a struggle. That’s why Competitive Cal Grants are among the critical ways to support educational opportunities for low-income students.
This Data Hit shows that because state policymakers have cut the SSP portion of SSI/SSP grants and withheld cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs), these grants have lost significant purchasing power over the last several decades. Boosting SSI/SSP grants would help low-income Californians to better make ends meet.
This Data Hit shows that in California’s working families, poverty is more prevalent among children of immigrants and highlights the fact that growing up in poverty cuts children off from opportunity and can have lasting, harmful effects.
This Data Hit shows that immigrants represent a large portion of California’s labor force, with immigrants and children of immigrants making up half of all California workers from 2016 to 2018.