Safety net gaps exposed by COVID are likely to remain salient for other crises

A new post from a Brookings senior fellow Henry J. Aaron highlights gaps in the existing social safety net that were exposed by COVID-19. Aaron suggests that the collective safety net is unprepared to deal with the pandemic, and other emerging global threats. Specifically, the post posits that the government programs responsive to income loss, steady access to health insurance, and ensuring stability of state and local government services are particular weak links in the safety net. #covid-19

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