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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,...

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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 “...

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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...

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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%
December 2, 2016

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

On health care, Edwin Park analyzed the health policies supported by President-elect Trump’s nominee for Health...
Medicaid Cuts Would Grow Over Time Under House Budget Committee Block Grant
December 1, 2016

If policymakers don’t provide a substantial funding boost to renew housing vouchers in 2017, most housing agencies will have to cut the number of low-income households they assist at a time when large and growing numbers are struggling to afford rent, we explain in a new paper...

Housing Agencies Have Reversed Sequestration Cuts in Housing Vouchers
November 30, 2016

Steven Mnuchin, President-elect Trump’s nominee for Treasury Secretary, said today of Trump’s coming tax cut proposal, “Any reductions we have in upper-income taxes will be offset by less deductions so that there will be no absolute tax cut for the upper class.”  But his assertion, on CNBC this morning, is completely at odds with the tax plan that Trump announced during the campaign, which...

Largest Gain in After-Tax Income Under Trump Plan Goes to Top Earners

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