Quanda Burrell, a 29-year-old single mother of two is one of the over 400,000 individuals in Massachusetts expecting to benefit from this EITC expansion. Many, like Burrell, work full-time but still struggle to make ends meet as they juggle student loan and credit card debt while also paying for day-to-day expenses like basic housing, food, and medical needs. She relies heavily on her EITC refund to help ease the financial burden that she as the head of low-income household faces. Moreover, she relies on these funds to adequately care for her own health as well as the health and well-being of her children. For her and many others, this recent expansion was the first step in the right direction to securing health for low-income families across the Commonwealth.