Experts discuss guaranteed income programs and their impact on public health

Baltimore City is the latest to pilot a policy solution to poverty that’s gaining momentum across the nation: guaranteed income, which places no-strings-attached cash directly in the hands of residents who need it most. In Baltimore’s program, which Mayor Brandon Scott announced last week, 200 parents between 18- and 24-years-old will receive an unconditional cash payment of $1,000 per month over two years.

Scott joined the Mayors for a Guaranteed Income last year, a network of more than 60 U.S. mayors committed to exploring guaranteed income as an antidote to growing wealth disparities.

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