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May 5, 2015

Social Security benefits are a perennial target for cuts as policymakers seek to strengthen the program's long-run solvency. Some lawmakers and opinion leaders mistakenly regard the program's benefits as lavish. But here are the facts, as our updated report...

Social Security Benefits Already Scheduled to Fall in Relation to Previous Earnings
May 4, 2015

Two groundbreaking new studies (here and here) by Harvard economists Raj Chetty, Nathaniel Hendren, and Lawrence Katz show that children whose families move to better neighborhoods experience lower teenage birth rates, higher college attendance...

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May 1, 2015

This week at CBPP, we focused on the federal budget, poverty and inequality, health, state taxes, the economy, and food assistance.

On the federal budget, Robert Greenstein released a statement on the new House-passed budget agreement. Edwin...
The budget conference agreement, if adopted by Congress...
May 1, 2015

The funding bill that the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has approved confirms my fears that the 2011 Budget Control Act's (BCA...

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May 1, 2015

The House-passed budget agreement that the Senate will consider next week would repeal health reform and cut Medicaid over the coming decade by roughly half a trillion dollars on top, making tens of millions more Americans uninsured.

Repealing health reform's coverage expansions -- including its...

Health Reform - Health Form and Stethoscope
May 1, 2015

Some state policymakers continue to propose linking Medicaid coverage to work or work-search requirements despite recent statements from Administration officials that these requirements don't belong in Medicaid. As we've...

Nearly Three-quarters of Uninsured Adults Who Could Get Medicaid Are in Working Families 050115
April 30, 2015

Testifying at today's House hearing on improving welfare programs, LaDonna Pavetti, CBPP Vice President for Family Income Support Policy, explained that Temporary Assistance for...

April 29, 2015

Governors in Maine and Ohio want to shift their states' revenue mix away from income taxes and toward sales taxes by cutting the former and raising the latter, arguing that will boost economic growth. But these proposals would do more harm...

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April 28, 2015

Despite health reform's Medicaid expansion to more low-income adults, some states are still paying for uninsured adults' health care through uncompensated care pools. As we explain in two new papers, Medicaid expansion is a better way to address uncompensated care.


April 27, 2015

A recent change in how the federal marketplace calculates tax subsidies to help people afford health coverage will help ensure that people get the right subsidies next year when they renew their coverage, making it less likely that they'll have to repay money when they file their 2016 taxes. It's one of a number of ways the Administration is improving the federal marketplace to serve people...

Health Reform - Health Form and Pencil