Food stamps benefits to get a 25% boost from Biden administration Aug. 16, 2021

from Marketplace Morning Report· ·

The Biden Administration is expected to unveil the largest ever increase in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The benefits are set to rise more than 25% above pre-pandemic amounts. Marketplace's Nova Safo joins us to talk more about the details. Also, residents in the South owe more medical debt than anyone else in the U.S., according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The BBC checks in with us about Afghanistan, where the capital of Kabul has fallen to the Taliban.



The Biden Administration is expected to unveil the largest ever increase in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The benefits are set to rise more than 25% above pre-pandemic amounts. Marketplace's Nova Safo joins us to talk more about the details. Also, residents in the South owe more medical debt than anyone else in the U.S., according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The BBC checks in with us about Afghanistan, where the capital of Kabul has fallen to the Taliban.