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December 9, 2016

This week at CBPP, we focused on health care, federal taxes, and the economy.

On health care, Judith Solomon noted that the GOP’s plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without replacing it would leave the individual health insurance market...
Repealing Affordable Care Act (ACA) Would Double Number of Uninsured
December 9, 2016

As the New York Times writes today, President-elect Trump argues that the federal government can raise the wages of low-income workers by cutting taxes for the wealthy and corporations, spending more on infrastructure, and renegotiating trade deals.  “...

Decades of Unequal Income Growth Left Many Workers Behind
December 9, 2016

Tax-cut advocate Arthur Laffer tells the Financial Times that tax cuts like President-elect Trump’s plan, which would overwhelmingly benefit the wealthiest Americans, would...

December 8, 2016

Our new state-by-state fact sheets on the impact of repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without replacing it, as Republican congressional leaders plan to do, show that in 2019, in every state tens of thousands of people would lose health insurance coverage — and in seven states (California, Florida,...

December 7, 2016

Congressional Republicans claim that, when they repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) early next year, they can avoid hurting consumers by delaying the elimination of its Medicaid expansion and marketplace subsidies for two years or more.  This delay, they say, would ensure that “...

December 7, 2016

Republican congressional leaders’ plan to repeal most of the Affordable Care Act without replacing it would double the number of uninsured people.

In Focus: Repealing Affordable Care Act (ACA) Would Double Number of Uninsured
December 6, 2016

Asked whether, under a tax reform plan that the incoming Republican majority plans to write, “the rich” will receive “the greatest part of the tax cuts,” House Speaker Paul Ryan suggested that the proposed tax cuts at the top are aimed mostly at small business.  “Most of that income is small business income,” he told CBS’ Scott Pelley in a “60 Minutes”...

Top 1 Percent Receives Most Pass-through Income
December 6, 2016

Each year, nearly 30 million working families claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).  Our new video, from CBPP’s Get It Back Campaign, highlights the numerous benefits to claiming the EITC, which helps working families during every...

EITC Video Image
December 5, 2016

House Speaker Paul Ryan is repeating a myth that we and others have debunked before:  that Medicare is running out of money.  “Medicare goes bankrupt in about 10 years,” he said on CBS’ “60 Minutes,” adding that “for the X-...

Affordable Care Act (ACA) Significantly Improved Medicare's Finances
December 5, 2016

House Speaker Paul Ryan says he can’t yet provide details on how a Republican tax-cut bill would affect middle-class and wealthy households.  When, in a CBS “60 Minutes” interview last night, Scott Pelley asked about the dollar amount of the middle-class tax cut, Ryan replied:  “When I have a bill...

Overwhelming Share of House Republican Tax Cuts Goes to Top 1%