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January 13, 2017

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

On federal taxes, Brandon DeBot, Chye-Ching Huang, and Chuck Marr reported...
With ACA Repeal, Top 400 Households Get Tax Cuts Worth More than Premium Tax Credits for 800,000 People in 20 States and D.C.
January 13, 2017

Republican plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which will deliver billions in tax cuts to the nation’s highest-income households, won’t meet the test outlined by President-elect Trump’s Treasury nominee, Steven Mnuchin — that we won’t see an “absolute tax cut for the upper class.”


January 13, 2017

Eliminating the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Medicaid expansion — or imposing even bigger Medicaid cuts by converting the program to a block grant or per capita cap, as leading Republicans favor — would jeopardize state innovations that are pioneering new ways to...

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January 13, 2017

Senator Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions Committee, said this week what more congressional Republicans are starting to acknowledge: policymakers shouldn’t repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without first enacting “concrete, practical...

January 12, 2017

Republicans’ planned bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which is expected to be similar to the repeal bill that President Obama vetoed in January 2016, would give an immediate windfall tax cut totaling billions to the highest-income Americans by eliminating two Medicare taxes — the additional Hospital Insurance tax and the Medicare tax on unearned income — that both fall only on...

With ACA Repeal, Top 400 Households Get Tax Cuts Worth More than Premium Tax Credits for 800,000 People in 20 States and D.C.
January 12, 2017

Tazra Mitchell is a Policy Analyst with the Center’s Family Income Support team. Before joining CBPP, she worked in Raleigh at the North Carolina Budget & Tax Center as a part of the Center’s State Policy Fellowship — a program designed to expand the diversity...

January 12, 2017

With CNN hosting a town hall tonight at which House Speaker Paul Ryan will discuss the House Republican “Better Way” agenda released last year, here are the reports and posts we’ve issued on those proposals.

January 11, 2017

More than 11.5 million people have already signed up for health plans in the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) marketplaces during this year’s open enrollment period, which ends January 31, the Department of Health and Human Services reports. As of December 24, signups outpaced last year by...

January 10, 2017

Congressional Republicans’ expected vote this week to approve a budget resolution — the first step in their plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — fails the test of sensible policymaking: having the key information available before voting. With this budget resolution, Republicans haven’t provided any details on the ACA replacement that they promise to enact, nor have they begun to show...

January 9, 2017

Millions of people who work for small businesses have gained coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a benefit of health reform that hasn’t received much attention but is under threat as congressional Republicans move to repeal the law.

The number of uninsured employees of small businesses (those with fewer than 50 workers) dropped by 4.1 million between 2013 and 2015 and their...

Big Health Coverage Gains for Small-Business Workers Under Health Reform