Health Reform

Ruling Against Health Reform Subsidies Would Be Wrong — And Harmful

It’s critical that the Supreme Court recognize that the Affordable Care Act provides premium tax credits for consumers in all states.

Invalidating the credits for people in states that didn’t create their own exchanges would be wrong from a legal perspective and would harm millions of Americans. Read more

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Budget

Program Spending Outside Social Security and Medicare, Already Low in Historical Terms, Is Projected to Fall Further

Congressional leaders are expected to unveil budget proposals in coming weeks that would reduce projected deficits solely by cutting programs and to justify that approach by claiming that the size and reach of the federal government are growing dramatically. The data do not support this claim. Read more.

Related: Low-Income Programs Not Driving Nation’s Long-Term Fiscal Problem

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Food Assistance

Greenstein Testifies on SNAP Before House Agriculture Committee

SNAP has played a central role in largely eliminating severe hunger and malnutrition in the United States. At the end of 2014, SNAP was helping more than 46 million low-income Americans to afford a nutritionally adequate diet.

Eligible people who apply can receive benefits, and when poverty and need increase, the program expands. Then when the economy grows robustly again, the program contracts. This enables SNAP to respond quickly and effectively during times of economic downturn and increased need. Read more

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