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July 29, 2016

This week at CBPP, we focused on health care, housing, food assistance, poverty and inequality, and the economy. 

On health care, Paul Van de Water warned that the House Republican health plan would radically restructure Medicare, increasing costs for many or...
88 Percent of Households Using Housing Choice Vouchers in the US Include Children or People Who Are Elderly or Disabled
July 28, 2016

The House Republican health plan’s proponents claim it won’t “upend” employer-sponsored health insurance, but elements of the plan nevertheless appear likely to disrupt the current employer-based system.

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July 27, 2016

Find out how Medicaid helps millions of Americans live healthier, more secure lives.

In Focus: Greater Drop in Uninsured Rate Among Adults in Medicaid Expansion States
July 26, 2016

The health plan from House Republican leaders would raise costs for many or most Medicare beneficiaries by converting Medicare to a premium support system, raising its eligibility age, and...

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July 26, 2016

Housing Choice Vouchers help low-income families afford decent, stable housing and prevent homelessness in every state, as we detail in our updated state fact sheets.  Almost 90 percent of the 2.2 million households using vouchers are elderly, disabled, or families with children (see chart).  ...

88 Percent of Households Using Housing Choice Vouchers in the US Include Children or People Who Are Elderly or Disabled
July 25, 2016

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin has proposed a Medicaid waiver that would require adult beneficiaries without dependent children to work or volunteer at least...

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July 22, 2016

This week at CBPP, we focused on health care, family income support, housing, and the economy. 

On health care, Paul Van de Water explained that health reform has improved Medicare’s financing and noted that...
July 21, 2016

Medicare has been the leader in reforming the health care payment system to improve efficiency and has outperformed private health insurance in holding down the growth of health costs, as we note in our newly updated report on Medicare’s finances.  Since 1987, Medicare spending per enrollee has grown by 5.7 percent a...

Medicare Spending per Beneficiary Has Grown More Slowly Than Private Insurance
July 20, 2016

Twenty years after Temporary Assistance for Needy Families’ (TANF) inception, few poor families actually receive cash assistance under it and, for those who do, state benefit levels are...

After 20 Years, TANF Provides a Weaker Safety Net for Poor Families
July 19, 2016

Medicaid is in the news, with Louisiana this month becoming the latest state to implement health reform’s Medicaid expansion even as, in Washington, House Republican leaders propose ...

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