Women on Wednesday - Women, Poverty and Government Programs: What are the Facts?

Location: SCSU Atwood Theatre

Time: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 12:00pm

Current data about women’s economic status paints a chilling picture.  Almost 1 in 3 women live in or on the edge of poverty in the United States.  ity of minimum wage workers are female, and they lack paid sick days to care for children and other dependents who rely on them. For example, the working poor couldn’ord health insurance due to low wages and non-existent employ  facts demonstrate the importance of government programs- ACA, food stamps, TANF, MFIP—and we need to make sure they are preserved.  n is to describe the ways that federal decisions impact low income people at the local level, how these programs get delivered now, and what’s at stake if changes occur.

Presenter:  Ralonda Mason, a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Southern Methodist University School of Law, is a Supervising Attorney at Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid’s St.e she oversees a team of MNsure Navigators in a healthcare outreach and enrollment program; supervises two Medical-Legal Partnership programs; and provides direct representation to individual clients, primarily in the area of access to income-maintenance programs.  Mason regularly engages in public program policy issues including ACA policy and implementation.  She was appointed by Governor Dayton to Minnesota’s Health Reform Task Force in 2012 and continues to be a strong voice for low-income healthcare consumers.


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