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Upcoming Recovery Legislation Can Make Lasting Progress Against Housing-Related Hardships

The recovery legislation that policymakers will craft in the coming month is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make real progress in addressing the nation’s most urgent housing problems, and they should make the most of it...

Medicaid Expansion Cuts Hospitals’ Uncompensated Care Costs

Recent research from Louisiana underscores how Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) could dramatically reduce uncompensated care costs — the cost of providing health care that goes unpaid by patients or insurers —...

In Case You Missed It...

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

  • On the federal budget and taxes, Chuck Marr argued that the...

States Can Reduce Barriers to COVID-19 Vaccines and Treatment, Especially for Immigrants

Reports of people being denied coronavirus vaccines due to immigration status — when everyone is eligible for them, for free, as the Biden Administration has stressed — underscore the need for continued state outreach...

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The Expanded Child Tax Credit Must Be Permanent and Monthly

“Shell Reed’s 1-year-old needed diapers.” The first sentence of a recent Washington Post story highlights why the American Rescue Plan both expanded the Child Tax Credit to help families make ends meet and authorized that...

Setting the Record Straight About Medicaid Expansion’s Impact on Missouri’s Budget

Some Missouri lawmakers, citing unfounded concerns about cost, are trying to derail the July 1 implementation of a constitutional amendment passed by voters last summer that will expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)...

An Equitable Recovery Needs Investments in Connecting People Leaving Jail or Prison to Health Care

The recovery legislation that policymakers will soon consider provides a historic opportunity to build on the Affordable Care Act and create an equitable recovery where everyone has access to quality health care, no matter their...

States Can Create Antiracist and Equitable Tax Codes

As state lawmakers continue to focus on recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and recession, they should also commit to ensuring a more racially just future by making changes to their tax codes to address racial...

Rescue Plan Will Help Puerto Rico’s COVID-19 Recovery, But Stronger Food Assistance Needed in Future

 

The American Rescue Plan Act includes $1 billion in funding for nutrition assistance for Puerto Rico and other territories that receive block grants for nutrition assistance instead of SNAP (formerly known...

El Plan de Rescate le ayudará a Puerto Rico a recuperarse del COVID-19, pero a futuro hará falta asistencia alimentaria más sólida

 

La Ley del Plan de Rescate Estadounidense (en inglés The American Rescue Plan Act) incluye mil millones de financiación en asistencia nutricional para Puerto Rico y otros territorios que reciben...