Not long after birth, a rare neurological condition forced Skylar Overman onto Arkansas' Medicaid waiting list. There, she would wait for care that she desperately needs for nearly 10 years. Her mother Lindsey Overman explains that Skylar suffered a stroke in utero, leaving her with permanent brain damage—a rare condition affecting only 1 in every 100,000 children. A prime patient...[ read more ]
Ricardo Medina began using drugs at the tender age of twelve. Through the years, he abused everything from marijuana to speed, heroin, and cocaine. At one point, he even started cooking meth. Ricardo was living under staircases and bridges, sleeping wherever he could, and waiting for the next opportunity to use drugs. Despite desperate circumstances, Ricardo didn’t want to change....[ read more ]
Governor of Maine, Paul LePage joined FGA's CEO Tarren Bragdon to discuss the challenges he faced growing up, the story of America, welfare reform, and how the governor and his staff have transformed the state.
In 2013, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback restored federal work requirements for able-bodied adults without dependents receiving food stamps, and in 2014, during a tough campaign for reelection, he highlighted the success of these reforms in this ad spot. Just a year after the reforms were implemented, unemployment was down, and welfare enrollment was cut in half, but those are just...[ read more ]
FGA Senior Fellow Josh Archambault joined a panel of experts, including Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, to discuss the impact of federal work requirements for able-bodied adults without dependents on food stamps. Learn more about our welfare reform best practices and read about the Kansas Success Story.