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April 27, 2017

Rep. Tom MacArthur has argued that his amendment to the House Republican bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will make “coverage of pre-existing conditions sacrosanct for all Americans.” In fact, it would do the exact opposite: end nationwide protections for people with pre-existing conditions and...

Affordable Care Act
April 27, 2017

President Trump’s new tax plan gave him a chance to start over and address the problems in his campaign’s tax plans. Instead, the new plan doubles down on core elements of his last plan (and his initial plan before that), which fell well short of meeting the...

Trump Campaign Tax Plan Gives Big Tax Cut to the Top
April 26, 2017

The share of veterans without health insurance fell by 4.3 percentage points in states that expanded Medicaid between 2013 and 2015, but by 3.3 percentage points in non-expansion states. 

The Urban Institute’s new findings, which are based on analysis of American Community Survey (ACS) data, are in line with the...

Army Uniform
April 26, 2017

Maine’s new proposal for a Medicaid waiver seeks radical and unprecedented changes to Medicaid, totally disregarding what Medicaid law allows and targeting the state’s lowest-income adults in ways that would likely leave many without access to needed health care.

The federal government can waive...

Doctor and Patient
April 26, 2017

This is the next post in our “Vouchers Work” blog series, which provides the latest facts and figures about the Housing Choice Voucher program, the largest rental assistance program to help families with children, working people, seniors, and people with disabilities afford decent, stable housing.

Housing vouchers strengthen...

Moving with Voucher to Lower-Poverty Neighborhoods While Young Children Improves Key Adult Outcomes
April 26, 2017

Immigrants who came to the United States as children and benefit from the 2012 executive action that gave them temporary legal status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program pay $2 billion a year in state and local taxes that support schools, health care, and other essential services, a...

Young Undocumented Immigrants Pay More of Their Income in State & Local Taxes Than Top 1 Percent
April 26, 2017

How much do you know about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)? CBBP’s new “This Is SNAP” campaign is designed to help you get to know SNAP a little better.

Vegetables Lined Up
April 25, 2017

President Trump’s tax policy announcement slated for tomorrow reportedly includes a 15 percent rate for so-called “pass-through” business income, a 15 percent corporate tax rate, and child care tax subsidies similar to what he proposed during the campaign. Here are some key...

Actual U.S. Corporate Tax Rates Far Lower than Statutory Rate, In Line With Comparable Countries
April 25, 2017

Wisconsin plans to seek federal permission to make unprecedented changes to its Medicaid program that would likely cause large numbers of adults without dependent children to lose coverage or fail to enroll. Under the Social Security Act, the Secretary of Health and Human Services may only approve a state request for a...

April 25, 2017

Will the tax plan that the Trump Administration will reportedly release this week meet three principles that key Republicans, including the President and other top Administration officials, have advanced: not reducing overall revenues, not cutting taxes for the wealthy, and focusing its benefits on...