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April 21, 2017

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

On health care, Aviva Aron-Dine explained that the reported amendment to the American Health Care Act guts...
Only 50 Small Farms or Businesses Face Estate Tax
April 21, 2017

During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump railed against corporate “inversions,” through which U.S.-based firms move their headquarters overseas to avoid paying U.S. taxes — while continuing to benefit from American customers, employees, and infrastructure. Referring to one high-profile inversion, President Trump...

Dollar and Columns
April 19, 2017

This is the next post in our “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.

Housing vouchers help low-income...

Most Voucher Households Endured Long Waits to Receive Assistance
April 19, 2017

Recent statements by President Trump and an ongoing lawsuit have left health insurers uncertain whether they will continue to receive billions of dollars they’re owed in cost-sharing reduction payments. Congress could resolve this uncertainty by clarifying the law and providing an...

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April 19, 2017

Programs that boost income and help families afford basic needs also enhance poor children’s future health, education, and projected earnings, as the New York Times recently wrote. Despite growing evidence that bolstering family income can help poor children catch up in a range of...

Mother and Children Outside
April 18, 2017

Maine’s Governor Paul LePage reportedly plans to seek federal approval to require low-income adults to prove they are employed in order to keep their Medicaid benefits, basing the approach on a misleading report about the state’s experience with a three-month time limit for...

Maine Work Rates Nearly the Same Before and After Time Limit
April 18, 2017

Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) did not lead to significant increases in state spending on Medicaid even as millions of low-income people gained health coverage, a new study in Health Affairs found. The findings refute Medicaid expansion critics’ continued...

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April 17, 2017

While Social Security provides a foundation of economic security for people at all income levels, new research from the Social Security Administration (SSA) illustrates its importance for those in the middle. Among beneficiaries over age 65:

Social Security is the main source of...
Social Security: Main Source of Retirement Income for Most Middle-Class Beneficiaries
April 17, 2017

This is the next post in our “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.

Several...

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April 14, 2017

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

On federal and state taxes, ahead of Tax Day on April 18, Janne Huang applauded the work of free tax preparation services. Chuck Marr and Erica Williams...
Tax Cuts Didn't Supercharge Growth in the Bush Era

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