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February 24, 2017

This week at CBPP, we focused on health care, the federal budget, state budgets and taxes, and family income support.

On health care, Edwin Park, Matt Broaddus, Jesse Cross-Call, and Jessica Schubel outlined how House Republicans’ Medicaid...
Low-Income Expenditures Outside Health Care Set to Fall Below Average of Last 40 Years
February 24, 2017

Federal grants to state and local governments help fund a number of critical programs and services on which residents rely. But they’re already at historically low levels as a share of the economy, and proposals from President Trump and congressional Republicans would shrink them further — potentially diminishing or eliminating the programs they support.

Federal grants provide roughly...

Federal Grants for States and Localities at Historically Low Levels
February 24, 2017

States are awaiting details of a promised federal plan to invest more in roads, bridges, and other public infrastructure. More federal help would be welcome, but states would be wise to move ahead on their own.

The need to invest in America’s roads, bridges, schools, water treatment plants, and other physical assets is well-documented. ...

Public Infrastructure Has Been Neglected
February 23, 2017

Bipartisan coalitions in both legislative houses in Kansas voted to reverse enormous tax cuts that Governor Sam Brownback and others touted as a model for other states and the nation. Although the state Senate fell just short yesterday of the two-thirds vote to override Gov. Brownback’s veto, the majority votes in both houses reflect several years of...

After Tax Cuts, Kansas' Economy Underperforming U.S.
February 23, 2017

Republican plans to severely cut federal Medicaid funds by converting the program to a block grant or a per capita cap represents a severe threat to funding for home- and community-based services (HCBS), despite recent claims to the contrary.


Nursing home
February 22, 2017

House Republicans’ policy alternatives to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would cut federal Medicaid...

SUDS under ACA Repeal
February 22, 2017

House Republicans plan to fast track their proposal to cut federal Medicaid funding by converting the program to a block grant or per capita cap and phasing out the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion, House Republican...

February 21, 2017

We've launched a tracker of efforts by the Trump Administration and others to undermine the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

President Trump has promised to work with congressional Republicans to repeal and replace the ACA. In the meantime, however, the Trump Administration has already taken several steps...

February 21, 2017

The upcoming budgets from the Trump Administration and congressional Republicans are expected to contain deep cuts in domestic programs. A pair of CBPP reports show why two of the principal arguments that proponents will likely use to justify such cuts — that widespread growth in federal programs throughout the budget is the source of the nation’s fiscal problems, and that programs assisting...

Non-Interest Spending Outside Medicare and Social Security Set to Fall in Coming Decade
February 17, 2017

This week at CBPP, we focused on health care, poverty and inequality, state budgets and taxes, and food assistance.

On health care, Jacob Leibenluft, Edwin Park, Judy Solomon, and Aviva Aron-Dine explained that House Republicans’ new

Whites Without College Degree Are Largest Group of Working-Age Adults Lifted Above Poverty Line by Safety Net