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Introducing Sabotage Watch — To Track of Efforts to Undermine the Affordable Care Act

February 21, 2017

We've launched a tracker of efforts by the Trump Administration and others to undermine the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

President Trump has promised to work with congressional Republicans to repeal and replace the ACA. In the meantime, however, the Trump Administration has already taken several steps...

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In Case You Missed It…

February 17, 2017

This week at CBPP, we focused on health care, poverty and inequality, state budgets and taxes, and food assistance.

  • On health care, Jacob Leibenluft, Edwin Park, Judy Solomon, and Aviva Aron-Dine explained that House Republicans’ new

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Whites Without College Degree Are Largest Group of Working-Age Adults Lifted Above Poverty Line by Safety Net

In Case You Missed It…

February 10, 2017

This week at CBPP, we focused on state budgets and taxes, a constitutional convention, health care, and the economy.

  • On state budgets and taxes, Eric Figueroa, Michael Leachman, and Michael Mazerov outlined how phasing in deep tax
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Sales Taxes Fall Hardest on Low-Income People; Income Taxes Fall Hardest on the High-Income

In Case You Missed It…

February 3, 2017

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

  • On health care, Shelby Gonzales examined Trump Administration actions to reduce outreach efforts in the
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Maximum TANF Benefits Leave Families Well Below Federal Poverty Line

Roundup: ACA Repeal Isn’t Just Bad Health Policy, It’s Also a Huge Tax Cut for the Wealthiest and Bad Tax Policy

January 31, 2017

As we’ve documented, Republican plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without an immediate replacement, like the bill President Obama vetoed in 2016, would ...

With ACA Repeal, Top 400 Households Get Tax Cuts Worth More than Premium Tax Credits

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January 27, 2017

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

  • On food assistance, Catlin Nchako and Lexin Cai updated our state-by-state fact sheets looking at who benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition
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SNAP Costs Falling, Projected to Fall Further

Backgrounder: What Is a Health Savings Account?

January 25, 2017

Leading Republican alternatives to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) rely on Health Savings Accounts (HSAs).

We've created a backgrounder to explain how HSAs work under current law, and why they will do little or nothing to help the uninsured afford coverage but offer high-income people lucrative tax-...

HSA Backgrounder

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January 19, 2017

This week at CBPP, we focused on the federal budget and taxes, health care, and poverty and inequality.

  • On the federal budget and taxes, Chuck Marr and Chye-Ching Huang found that three major Republican tax proposals — the repeal of the
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Trump Tax Plan Gives Big Tax Cut to the Top

Watch: CEA Chair Jason Furman on Government's Role in Fighting Poverty

January 19, 2017

This week, we hosted a speech by White House Council of Economic Advisers Chair Jason Furman on what works to fight poverty and what the poverty-fighting agenda going forward should – and should not – feature. Furman’s talk was followed by a lively panel discussion, moderated by Washington Post columnist E. J. Dionne and including Furman, Hamilton Project Director (and Northwestern...

Furman at CBPP

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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
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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.

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