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October 21, 2020

The figures underscore the need for policymakers to agree on a strong, bipartisan economic relief package.

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October 21, 2020

If the Trump Administration and a group of 18 states convince the Supreme Court to strike down the Affordable Care Act (ACA), its Medicaid expansion — which covers more than 12 million low-income adults across the country — would end along with the rest of the law.

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October 21, 2020

The Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Medicaid expansion has extended health coverage to millions of women, and at least 2.2 million more uninsured women could gain coverage if the 14 states that haven’t...

Share of New Mothers Who Couldn't Access Health Care Fell Sharply After Medicaid Expansion and Other ACA Coverage Extensions
October 21, 2020

Hospitals’ uncompensated health care costs, which fell significantly as the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) major coverage expansions took effect, rose slightly in 2017 but remained well below their 2013 level, according to the latest data from the Medicaid and...

When Uninsured Rate Falls, So Do Uncompensated Care Costs
October 20, 2020

The new federal strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness, released yesterday by the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), deviates in significant and disappointing ways from previous Obama and Trump Administration plans. Rather than directing communities and homelessness...

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October 20, 2020

Sunday’s federal court decision striking down a Trump Administration rule that would have eliminated SNAP (food stamps) for 700,000 low-income jobless workers means that the punitive, ill-...

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October 16, 2020

This week at CBPP, we focused on state budgets and taxes, family income support, poverty and inequality, and health.

On state budgets and taxes, Cortney Sanders discussed how a repeal of some criminal fees and fines in California is a...
12 States Still Have Racist Policies Denying Benefits to Children Born in Families Already on TANF
October 15, 2020

Arizona voters on November 3 could take a giant step toward educational equity that would help every schoolchild in the state, with outsized benefits to kids of color and kids whose families have low incomes.

The Invest in Education Initiative (Proposition 208) would boost the state’s K-12...

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October 15, 2020

Arizona voters will decide this fall whether to enact a targeted tax increase on high-income residents through Proposition 208 (the Invest in Education Initiative), which could deliver a sizable boost to the state’s finances, make its tax system fairer, provide big benefits to children and schools, and boost the state economy’s long-term potential.

The ballot measure calls for a 3.5...

Arizona's Tax System Asks the Most From Those Least Able to Pay
October 14, 2020

Now that New Jersey has repealed its “family cap” law that denied more cash assistance to families that have another child while enrolled in its Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, the 12 remaining states with these laws in their TANF programs should follow suit. The laws not only have racist and sexist roots but constitute bad policy, denying children the resources they...

In Focus: 12 States Still Have Racist Policies Denying Benefits to Children Born in Families Already on TANF