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April 28, 2017

This week at CBPP we focused on federal taxes, health care, the federal budget, state budgets and taxes, food assistance, housing, and the economy.

On federal taxes, ahead of the announcement of President Trump’s tax plan, Chye-Ching Huang rounded up key tax policy resources and Chuck...
Cutting Corporate Tax Rates Mostly Benefits Those at the Top
April 28, 2017

President Trump’s tax plan contains large, specific tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations but few tangible proposals for working families; it’s even missing many details needed to assess whether the plan would raise their taxes. Administration...

Cutting Corporate Tax Rates Mostly Benefits Those at the Top
April 28, 2017

The latest version of the House Republican bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would gut protections for people with pre-existing conditions, while making no changes to address the flaws in the underlying bill, we explained yesterday. Here are some key...

What Hasn't Changed in the New House ACA Repeal Bill
April 28, 2017

This is the next post in our “Housing 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.

After 40 years of policy...

Vouchers Help People of All Racial and Ethnic Backgrounds Afford Modest Housing
April 28, 2017

Permitting states to waive the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) minimum benefit standards (“Essential Health Benefits,” or EHB) for individual and small-group market plans, as the MacArthur-Meadows amendment to the House ACA repeal bill would do, would likely leave many people with pre-existing conditions unable to find coverage at any price, cause women to be charged more than men, and expose many...

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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

“Egregious employment tax noncompliance” by employers has risen substantially in recent years while the IRS’s ability to recover the lost revenues and investigate fraud and embezzlement has fallen, a report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) finds. More than 1 million employers...

With Fewer Revenue Officers, IRS Assesses Fewer Penalties for Employment Tax Noncompiance
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...

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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...

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