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Ohio kids at risk: Congressional district data on children helped by vulnerable federal programs

January 29, 2018

Ohio kids at risk: Congressional district data on children helped by vulnerable federal programs

January 29, 2018



This year, the federal tax overhaul becomes the law of the land. Experts estimate that over 10 years, it will add $1.5 trillion to the federal deficit. As lawmakers look for programs to cut to offset the costs, children could find themselves caught in the crosshairs.

Ohio kids at risk: Congressional district data on children helped by vulnerable federal programs

President Trump and congressional Republicans already outlined their top priorities for budget cuts in the president’s budget blueprint and the congressional budget resolution that paved the way for the federal tax overhaul. In 2018, they would slash Medicaid, Medicare and other health care programs by as much as $1.8 trillion. Income support programs like the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, would lose billions. Even under current budget rules the Department of Housing and Urban Development, which provides housing aid for low-income families, will lose hundreds of millions of dollars, but the President’s proposed budget would cut it by billions. These programs build the foundation of a decent society that protects its most vulnerable members: children.

Throughout Ohio, children rely on SNAP for healthy meals, Medicaid for health care and federally subsidized housing for shelter. Policy Matters created fact sheets for each congressional district to show the number of children who rely on federal support to meet basic needs.

Congressional district fact sheets: The federal tax overhaul and Ohio's kids

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Budget PolicyRevenue & BudgetTax PolicyBasic Needs

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